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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...

USDA and HHS Just Released the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025

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Today, USDA and HHS released the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025. Updated jointly by the U.S. Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services (HHS) every five years, the Dietary Guidelines provides science-based advice on what to eat and drink to promote health, help reduce risk of chronic disease, and meet nutrient needs.