News & Announcements

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Save the Date: Virtual Healthy Aging Symposium to Take Place September 8-9, 2021

The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and Trust for America’s Health are excited to co-sponsor an upcoming Healthy Aging Symposium. This FREE 2-day virtual event will take place in observance of Healthy Aging Month on September 8 and 9. The symposium will highlight the latest science, best practices, and innovative solutions to improve the lives and health of older Americans...

Newly Released: Healthy People 2020 Final Review Progress Table

Today, the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) released the Healthy People 2020 (HP2020) Final Review Progress Table. The HP2020 Final Review provides a quantitative assessment of the progress made toward the HP2020 goals and objectives by the end of the decade. The HP2020 Final Review will consist of a suite of web-based products that will be released by NCHS on a rolling basis throughout the year...

New Funding Opportunity: Advancing Health Literacy to Enhance Equitable Community Responses to COVID-19

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH) recently announced a funding opportunity to encourage COVID-19 safety and vaccination among underserved populations. The new initiative – Advancing Health Literacy to Enhance Equitable Community Responses to COVID-19 – is expected to allocate $250 million to fund approximately 30 projects in urban communities and 43 projects in rural communities for two years...

Check out Healthy People 2030’s Target-Setting Tools and Target-Setting Methods Publication

The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) recently released statistical methods and analytical tools that were instrumental in setting transparent, data-driven targets for Healthy People 2030 on a national level. NCHS – ODPHP’s data partner for Healthy People -- released these resources to aid public health decision makers in setting targets for their communities at state or local levels throughout the next decade...