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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.

Organizations Have an Opportunity to Enhance Health Literacy

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There’s widespread agreement that health care is not the principal driver of health. Rather, the conditions in the places where people live, work, and play — what many refer to as social determinants of health — have the greatest influence on our health. Organizational health literacy — the degree to which organizations equitably enable individuals to find, understand, and use information and services to inform health-related decisions and actions for themselves and others — is one of those key social determinants.

November National Health Observances: Diabetes, COPD, and Antibiotic Resistance

National Health Observances

Each month we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that highlight important health issues that affect people across the United States. In November, we’re raising awareness about diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and antibiotic resistance.

Healthy People 2030 Seeks Public Input on Proposed New Objective

Healthy People 2030

HHS is seeking written comments on a proposed new objective for Healthy People 2030. HHS invites members of the public — both individuals and organizations — to provide comments about the new objective for HHS to consider. This objective is currently a research objective, SDOH-R02. Transitioning the objective to core status will allow a target to be established and progress toward achieving the target to be tracked.