News & Events

ODPHP plays a crucial role in keeping the nation healthy. Stay up to date on our work by checking out our blog posts, news and announcements, and upcoming events.

Healthy People Webinar Series Kick-Off: Connecting Healthy People 2020 and Healthy People 2030

On Thursday, March 31st the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) and the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) hosted the inaugural webinar of the Healthy People 2030 Webinar Series. Titled Bridging Healthy People 2020 and Healthy People 2030, the webinar featured presentations from NCHS and ODPHP leadership on high-level progress made at the end of Healthy People 2020, the transition to Healthy People 2030, and elements of Healthy People 2030...

#MoveInMay to Celebrate National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

Since 1983, each President has proclaimed May as National Physical Fitness and Sports Month to promote the importance of physical activity, physical fitness, and sports participation. Like his predecessors, President Biden issued a Presidential proclamation celebrating this annual event, observing that “Fitness and sports are not only good for our physical health, they also improve the quality of our lives overall...

May National Health Observances: Physical Fitness, Older Americans, Women’s Health, and More!

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Each month, we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that align with our priorities for improving health nationwide. To help you spread the word, we’ve gathered resources that you can use to promote these NHOs with your networks and communities. This month, we’re raising awareness about physical fitness and sports, healthy aging, women’s health, mental health, stroke, healthy vision, and hepatitis.

May Is Older Americans Month: Elder Abuse Is a Social Determinant of Health

By Andy Mao, National Elder Justice Coordinator, U.S. Department of Justice This guest post is part of Healthy People in Action, a blog series highlighting how key partners use the Healthy People framework in their work, form cross-sector collaborations, and address social determinants of health to help achieve health equity...