Register Now | September 27, 2018 | 1:00 PM ET

Join us on Thursday, September 27 at 1:00 p.m. ET to learn about the impact of laws and policies on increasing fruit and vegetable intake and making food accessible and affordable. This is the first in a series of webinars about the role of law and policy in helping to achieve Healthy People 2020 objectives.…

Each month, we release an infographic with the latest data related to a Healthy People 2020 Leading Health Indicator (LHI) topic. These infographics show progress toward Healthy People 2020 LHI targets — and show where there’s still work to be done.

This month’s featured LHI topic is Access to Health Services.…

Law and policy are among the most effective tools to improve health and well-being, yet many people may not be aware of the precise impact these interventions and approaches can have on population health. To address this, the Healthy People 2020 Law and Health Policy project is developing resources that will provide practical information to a broad audience about the impact that laws and policies can have on health outcomes.…

September 20, 2018 | 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. ET | Register Now

Join us on Thursday, September 20 at 12:00 p.m. ET to learn about progress made toward achieving the Healthy People 2020 Access to Health Services Leading Health Indicators. You’ll also learn about a nonprofit community benefit organization working to increase access to primary care providers (PCPs) for vulnerable populations.…

How do we create a future healthcare workforce dedicated to improving health outcomes and reducing health disparities across populations? Most fundamentally, we must educate health professions students about the importance of prevention, the social determinants of health, and give them the skills needed to function effectively in interprofessional teams. There is increasing recognition among educators and policymakers that the social determinants of health (SDOH) and prevention-focused strategies are important to address community health issues and achieve health equity. Health equity is defined by Healthy People 2020 (HP2020) as “attainment of the highest level of health for all people. Achieving health equity requires valuing everyone equally with focused and ongoing societal efforts to address avoidable inequalities, historical and contemporary injustices, and the elimination of health and health care disparities.” This requires addressing social and environmental determinants through both broad and targeted approaches focused on communities experiencing the greatest disparities.
Teen substance use can harm brain development and increase the risk of addiction later in life. Nationally, over 14% of U.S. teens use alcohol or drugs. In Washington State, the 2016 Healthy Youth Survey found that 20% of 10th grade students drink alcohol and 17% use marijuana—and these students report lower grades in school than students who don’t use those substances.

Each month, we release an infographic with the latest data related to a Healthy People 2020 Leading Health Indicator (LHI) topic. These infographics show progress toward Healthy People 2020 LHI targets — and show where there’s still work to be done.

This month’s featured LHI topic is Substance Abuse. Check out the infographic below, then head over to the Healthy People 2020 LHI Infographic Gallery to see infographics for other LHI topic areas.…

The 2018 Healthy Aging Summit kicks off in less than 3 weeks! We hope you’ll join us on June 16 and 17 in Washington, DC, to discuss how to maximize the health of older adults.

The last day for online registration has been extended to Friday, June 29 — so if you’ve haven’t already, register today to take advantage of the online rate!

We’re pleased to announce that Dr. Claudia H. Kawas will be the keynote speaker for the second day of this year’s Healthy Aging Summit. Dr. Kawas, a geriatric neurologist and researcher, is the Al and Trish Nichols Chair in Clinical Neuroscience at the University of California, Irvine — and a professor of Neurobiology & Behavior and Neurology. Some of her major research interests include the epidemiology of aging and Alzheimer's disease, the determinants of successful aging, and the cognitive and functional abilities of people age 90 years and older.