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 Maternal, Infant, and Child Health.…

May 23, 2019 | 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. ET | Register Now 

Join us on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. ET to learn about progress made toward achieving the Healthy People 2020 Maternal, Infant, and Child Leading Health Indicators. This webinar will highlight national and state efforts to reduce infant deaths and preterm births.…

Thursday April 25, 2019 | 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. ET | Register Now

Join us on Thursday, April 25 at 1:00 p.m. ET to learn about using laws and policies as levers that can serve as tools for improving public health and reaching Healthy People goals. A leading public health law scholar will provide an overview of the law and policy levers framework and explore the mechanics of how laws and policies can create and sustain environments that promote optimal health for all.…

Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of disease in the United States. It causes more deaths than HIV, drug and alcohol misuse, motor vehicle accidents, suicide, and murder combined. In the state of Minnesota, smoking is responsible for more than $3 billion in annual health care costs and contributes to more than 6,000 deaths each year. In the face of this, a pair of Minnesota organizations — a public health agency and an independent nonprofit organization — have been collaborating for over 20 years to reduce tobacco use among adults and youth in their state. And their work has had quite an impact.