Each month, we highlight a selection of National Health Observances (NHOs) to spread the word about important health issues that affect Americans every day. December’s NHOs help raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and flu vaccines.

Check out the resources we’ve linked below to help you promote these NHOs — and join us in helping all Americans live healthier lives.…

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is fortunate to have an active health literacy workgroup that represents over a dozen agencies. Its mission is to advance health literacy across our department. HHS currently defines health literacy as the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information needed to make appropriate health decisions.…

Each month, we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) highlighting important health issues that affect Americans every day. The NHOs in our November roundup help raise awareness about antibiotic resistance, diabetes, and COPD.

Below you’ll find links to resources you can use to promote these NHOs to your networks — so it’s easy for you to join the conversation!…

By Cindy Brach, MPP, Senior Health Care Researcher, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and Bernard Rosof, MD, MACP, Professor of Medicine, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has developed a roadmap to drive the health care system to deliver better value.…