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Just Released: New Healthy People Law and Health Policy Substance Abuse Report

Laws and policies can help support healthier, safer, and more livable communities, reduce the negative effects of alcohol use, and support achievement of national goals proposed by Healthy People 2020. The newest report, The Role of Law and Policy in Reducing Deaths Attributable to Alcohol to Reach Healthy People’s Substance Abuse Goals in the United States, is the fourth in a series of reports that highlight the practical application of law and policy to improve health across the nation...

Webinar: A Comprehensive Approach to Preventing Suicide: The Role of Law, Policy, and Social Determinants of Health

May 26, 2020 | 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm EDT | Register Now

Join us on Tuesday, May 26, at 12:30 p.m. ET for a webinar to learn how a comprehensive approach that includes laws and policies can be used to prevent suicide. The webinar will highlight how an evidence-based approach can be taken to reduce suicides in communities, which includes working with partners and various sectors to address the broader social determinants of health while also leveraging legal and policy tools...

Improving Maternal Health Outcomes with a Focus on Physical Activity

Fitness class for women who are pregnant

An increasing number of pregnant women in the United States have chronic health conditions — such as hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease — that may put them at higher risk of pregnancy complications. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is working across its agencies to decrease these risks and improve the health of women across the country during pregnancy and the postpartum period...

Just Released: New Healthy People Law and Health Policy Maternal, Infant, and Child Health Report

Laws and policies can help communities increase breastfeeding rates while supporting achievement of ambitious national goals proposed by Healthy People 2020. The newest report, The Role of Law and Policy in Assisting Families to Reach Healthy People’s Maternal, Infant, and Child Health Breastfeeding Goals in the United States, is the third in a series of reports that highlights the practical application of law and policy to improve health across the nation...