ODPHP sponsors the National Health Information Center (NHIC), which supports public health education and promotion by raising awareness about National Health Observances year-round. NHIC also helps connect health professionals and consumers to the organizations that can best answer their questions by providing up-to-date contact information for the most reliable resources.
National Health Observances
National Health Observances (NHOs) are special days, weeks, or months dedicated to promoting important health topics. By supporting NHOs, you can:
- Educate the public about health risks
- Organize successful health promotion events and campaigns
- Get new ideas, information, and resources on health topics you're interested in
Each month, ODPHP features select NHOs that align with our priorities for improving health across the Nation. Check out our NHO roundups.
Federal Health Information Centers and Clearinghouses
Federal Health Information Centers and Clearinghouses provide free public information and resources. Their services include:
- Distributing publications
- Providing referrals
- Answering questions