Healthy People

Innovative Solutions to Address Social Isolation in Older Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic

August 10, 2020 | 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm EDT | Register Now

Join the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) and the Administration for Community Living (ACL) Office of Nutrition and Health Promotion Programs (ONHPP) for a Spotlight on Health webinar on Monday, August 10, at 2:00 p.m. ET. The webinar will highlight innovative solutions to address social isolation in older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic...

The ADA at 30: the Importance of Law and Health Policy in Expanding Equity

On July 26th the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) celebrates 30 years of ensuring the rights of over 61 million persons with disabilities to pursue and enjoy the same opportunities available to all Americans. Similar to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the ADA codifies protections that seek to improve access and participation and eliminate barriers imposed by discrimination, but with a focus on those with disabilities...

Just Released: New Healthy People Law and Health Policy Oral Health Report

Laws and policies can help support healthier, safer, and more livable communities, and promote health and positive health behaviors such as increasing the use of oral health care and services, and supporting achievement of national goals in this area proposed by Healthy People 2020. The newest report, Using Law and Policy to Promote the Use of Oral Health Services in the United States, is the fifth in a series of reports that highlight the practical application of law and policy to improve health across the nation...