Underage alcohol use (also known as underage drinking) is a serious public health problem in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), young people abuse alcohol more than any other drug — and more than 4,300 young people die from alcohol-related causes each year. The problem of underage drinking is even more significant for American Indians, and major health disparities related to alcohol exist for this population. In addition to having higher rates of alcohol-related deaths, American Indians are more likely to start drinking alcohol at a younger age than other groups — a significant risk factor for alcohol problems later in life.
April 27, 2017 | 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET | Register Now

Register for the third meeting of the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2030 (Committee).

The Committee will discuss:

The development of the Nation’s health promotion and disease prevention objectives Recommendations for the Healthy People 2030 mission, vision, framework, and organizational structure

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If you ask Mark LoMurray what he likes most about his job, he doesn’t have to think about it much. “Watching young people find their voice,” he says, “sometimes in as little as 3 or 4 hours. We often have kids who can barely say their name at the beginning of an activity, and by the end they’re standing up presenting ideas that they’re proud of. It’s just really amazing to watch that happen.”
March 23, 2017 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. ET | Register Now

The burden of mental illness in the United States is among the highest of all diseases, and mental disorders are among the most common causes of disability. Mental health is essential to a person’s well-being, healthy family and interpersonal relationships, and the ability to live a full and productive life.…

February 13, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET | Register Now

Register for the second meeting of the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2030 (Committee). The Committee will:

Discuss the development of the Nation’s health promotion and disease prevention objectives Provide recommendations for the Healthy People 2030 mission, vision, framework, and organizational structure Discuss approaches to improve health status and reduce health risks for the Nation by the year 2030

Be a part of the Healthy People 2030 development process.…

The Healthy People 2020 team is pleased to announce the release of our interactive infographics showing data from the Midcourse Review.

Explore the infographics now!

The Healthy People 2020 Midcourse Review helps us evaluate the progress we’re making as a Nation toward Healthy People goals and objectives. To support this process, we’ve created interactive infographics to show the status of Healthy People objectives.…

Wondering how Healthy People 2020 can support your public health work? Laura Edwards — North Carolina’s Healthy People State Coordinator and the Senior Vice President for Strategic Partnerships at Population Health Improvement Partners — has some ideas. Edwards has been on the front lines of health improvement in her home state of North Carolina for over 20 years and uses Healthy People to drive those efforts.