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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.

Columbus Partners Up for Local Move Your Way® Campaign

In 2020, ODPHP worked with 8 pilot communities to implement the Move Your Way® campaign on the local level, using the Move Your Way Community Playbook. Due to COVID-19, pilot communities adapted their campaigns to help people stay safe while getting active. This blog post series highlights local events and initiatives from the community pilot program — including creative ways to promote physical activity during social distancing...

Keeping up with Routine Care and Preventive Services Safely During COVID-19

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At ODPHP, we encourage patients to use MyHealthfinder to learn about the preventive services they need to stay healthy. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected almost every part of our lives — and health care is no exception. In the past year, many people may have put off routine health care and preventive services like screenings and vaccines because they’re worried about getting COVID-19...

New Funding Opportunity: Advancing Health Literacy to Enhance Equitable Community Responses to COVID-19

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH) recently announced a funding opportunity to encourage COVID-19 safety and vaccination among underserved populations. The new initiative – Advancing Health Literacy to Enhance Equitable Community Responses to COVID-19 – is expected to allocate $250 million to fund approximately 30 projects in urban communities and 43 projects in rural communities for two years...

Make Every Bite Count, Even Little Bites!

Image displays six different scenarios where a healthier food choice can be made. Choose cereal with minimal added sugars over cereal with added sugars. Choose Fruit, for example, canned in 100% juice instead of fruit products with added sugars. Choose roasted vegetables instead of fried vegetables. Select vegetables instead of high-sodium snacks. Eat ground lean meats instead of high-sodium meats. Choose unsweetened beverages over beverages with added sugars.

By Janet M. de Jesus, MS, RD, Nutition Advisor, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion The period from birth until a child’s second birthday is a critically important time for growth and development. Nutrition during this early stage of life not only affects the health of the growing child, but may continue to affect their health through adulthood...