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August National Health Observances: Immunization, Children’s Eye Health and Safety, and Breastfeeding

National Health Observances

Help spread the word about National Immunization Awareness Month, Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month, and National Breastfeeding Month in August. Each month, we highlight a selection of National Health Observances (NHOs) to spread the word about important health issues that affect Americans every day...

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...

Register Now for the USDA-HHS Comment Meeting on the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Report

USDA and HHS will hold an online-only meeting to hear comments from the public on the Scientific Report of the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. Registration to attend the online meeting and to present oral comments is now open. For members of the public interested in providing oral comments, please note that confirmation of registration is on a first come, first serve basis...

Now Available: 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s Scientific Report, USDA and HHS Now Accepting Comments

The 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee has completed their review of the evidence on nutrition and health, and their Scientific Report is now available online. The final report reflects the Advisory Committee’s full examination of the evidence using three rigorous approaches: data analysis, systematic reviews, and food pattern modeling...