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MyHealthfinder health.gov

Visit MyHealthfinder to get personalized recommendations for screenings and vaccines — or explore a variety of health topics. Enter your information or browse the health topics to find out more.

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URL: https://health.gov/myhealthfinder

Healthy People 2030 health.gov

(2 days ago) Leading Health Indicators (LHIs) are a small subset of high-priority objectives selected to drive action toward improving health and well-being. You can use Healthy People 2030 at all stages of your program's life cycle. Check out our new graphic to see how. Overall Health and Well-Being Measures

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Home of the Office of Disease Prevention and Health

(6 days ago) Health.gov is your portal for health-related resources and news from the U.S. government. Find prevention topics, dietary and physical activity guidelines, and other health resources.

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National Health Initiatives health.gov

(5 days ago) National Health Initiatives. At ODPHP, we set the nation’s priorities for preventing disease and improving the health of all Americans. Through our national health initiatives, we work closely with our partners — both inside and outside HHS — on strategies to improve health, reduce health disparities, and advance health equity.

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National Health Observances Archive health.gov

(1 days ago) November National Health Observances: Diabetes, Lung Cancer, and More. Each month we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) to highlight important health issues that affect Americans every day. In November we’re raising awareness about diabetes, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and antibiotic resistance.

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Health and Well-Being Begin with Health Literacy

(4 days ago) Health and Well-Being Matter is the monthly blog of the Director of the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Access to easy-to-understand, relatable, and actionable information encourages individuals to be proactive in seeking to improve and maintain their health.

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Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans health.gov

(4 days ago) Physical activity is key to improving the health of the nation. Based on the latest science, the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans is a flagship resource for health professionals and policymakers that provides recommendations on how everyone can improve their health through regular physical activity. Learn ways to help people understand the benefits of physical activity and how to

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PCSFN health.gov

(3 days ago) Webcast: Sept. 17, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET | Register On September 17th, ODPHP will host the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition (PCSFN) Annual Meeting! PCSFN is a federal advisory committee supported by ODPHP that works to increase sports participation among youth of all backgrounds and abilities and to promote

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November National Health Observances: Diabetes, Lung

(7 days ago) Each month we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) to highlight important health issues that affect Americans every day. In November we’re raising awareness about diabetes, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and …

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Healthy People in Action health.gov

(4 days ago) The Journal of Public Health Management and Practice (JPHMP) released a Healthy People 2030 (HP2030) Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) and Health Equity (HE) podcast featuring Carter Blakey and Cynthia Gomez. The podcast complements JPHMP’s article entitled "Addressing Health Equity and Social Determinants of Health Through Healthy People

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Health and Well-Being Matter: Healthy Living Is Healthy

(8 days ago) Health and Well-Being Matter: Healthy Living Is Healthy Aging. Health and Well-Being Matter is the monthly blog of the Director of the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. The lessons of the past year are numerous, but none has been so profound as the value of healthy aging. The COVID-19 pandemic lays bare many of our nation’s

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Healthy People in Action

(Just Now) The Big Cities Health Coalition (BCHC) formed in 2002 with the goal of giving large urban health departments a forum to share strategies and best practices. Its mission is “advancing equity and health for present and future generations.” BCHC is a close collaborator of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO

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Introducing… Healthy People in Action!

(4 days ago) Healthy People 2030’s partners and communities nationwide are working hard to help us realize Healthy People’s vision of a society in which all people can achieve their full potential for health and well-being across the lifespan. And now you can read all about their efforts in our Healthy People in Action blog posts!

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How to Use the API health.gov

(Just Now) About the API. The MyHealthfinder feed is provided in XML and JSON formats. The API allows you to query the content on demand and parse it for immediate presentation. The content is updated automatically when the MyHealthfinder team makes any changes. The API can be accessed on an as-needed basis.

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Health Literacy Workgroup health.gov

(7 days ago) Health Literacy Workgroup. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Literacy Workgroup is comprised of all operating and most staff divisions under HHS, and has met regularly since 2003. ODPHP founded, hosts, and supports the efforts of the Health Literacy Workgroup, currently run by the Agency for Healthcare Research and

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Updated Dietary Guidelines for Americans

(9 days ago) ODPHP has launched our updated toolkit for health professionals, with consumer-friendly fact sheets based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020–2025. This edition of the Dietary Guidelines reflects the current body of nutrition science and serves as the foundation for nutrition policies and programs across the United States.

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Healthy Aging health.gov

(9 days ago) Promoting health and preventing disease in older Americans is key to the health of the nation. That’s why healthy aging is a national priority for ODPHP — and why we support initiatives designed to help older adults live longer and stay healthy.

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October Is Health Literacy Month!

(Just Now) Health Literacy Online is a research-based guide that helps you develop health websites and digital health information tools that all users can easily access and understand — including the millions of Americans who struggle to find, process, and use online health information.

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News Archive health.gov

(5 days ago) Today, the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) released the Healthy People 2020 (HP2020) Final Review Progress by Population Group analysis. The analysis is the next component in the HP2020 Final Review suite of products being released on a rolling basis. This analysis provides the final progress status by population group for a subset

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Reduce drug overdose deaths

(Just Now) Reduce drug overdose deaths — SU‑03 Evidence-Based Resources. Evidence-Based Resources. Objective added to your list. Objective removed from your list. Check out these evidence-based resources (EBRs) to learn about proven, science-based methods to improve health and prevent disease. Use EBRs to develop programs and policies that are

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Materials for Older Adults health.gov

(1 days ago) Materials for Older Adults. Physical activity has important health benefits for older adults — but people may find it hard to stay active as they age. The Move Your Way® campaign has resources that can help your older adult audiences learn about the benefits and find activities that work for them. Use these materials to help older adults

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Access to Health Services Workgroup

(2 days ago) Members of the Access to Health Services (AHS) Workgroup have expertise in areas including vulnerable populations, health insurance coverage, health care delivery and workforce, primary care, health care quality, and health services research. They developed the objectives related to these areas, and they’ll provide data to track progress toward achieving these objectives throughout the decade.

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Health Insurance

(7 days ago) About 30 million people in the United States don’t have health insurance. 1 Healthy People 2030 focuses on improving health by increasing medical, dental, and prescription drug insurance coverage. People without insurance are less likely to get the health care services and medications they need and more likely to have poor health outcomes.

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by Moving

(Just Now) ODPHP is excited to join the Office of Minority Health (OMH) in the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15)! This month we encourage you to consider how you can promote Hispanic and Latino health and well-being through physical activity and other related health behaviors.

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Sleep Health Workgroup

(2 days ago) Understanding Sleep Health. Sleep is a basic biological function essential for overall health, well-being, and safety. National data suggests that the burden of sleep deficiency disproportionately affects minority and low SES populations. 2 Women and minorities are under-diagnosed and at higher risk of common sleep disorders such as sleep apnea. . Everyone can benefit from a regular sleep

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Programs & Awards health.gov

(Just Now) Programs & Awards. Due to COVID-19, we are pausing on PCSFN awards for 2020. We plan to resume giving these awards in 2021. The President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition (PCSFN) has a number of programs and initiatives to help inspire you to be active, eat well, and get healthy. The Council also gives out awards that recognize

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Viral Hepatitis National Strategic Plan

(7 days ago) It is the first to aim to end viral hepatitis as a public health threat in the United States. The plan gives a vision for how the United States can become a place where: Every person with viral hepatitis has high-quality health care and treatment and lives free from stigma and discrimination. The plan includes 5 major goals, objectives, and

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Cancer Workgroup

(6 days ago) Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States for men and women. 1 Reducing the death rate for all cancers through improved prevention, early detection, and treatment is vital to increasing the overall health and well-being of the population. Several objectives focus on the 4 cancers (lung, breast, prostate, colorectal) that account for almost half of all U.S. cancer deaths.

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Healthy People 2030 SDOH Partner Webinar

(1 days ago) Local health departments and community-based organizations who have utilized the Healthy People 2030 framework and SDOH to guide their work. The webinar will take place on October 5, 2021 from 11:00 AM-12:30 PM EST. Click here to register. We hope you can join ODPHDP and NACCHO in learning how to make the Healthy People 2030 framework

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Gestational Diabetes: Screening

(8 days ago) The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for gestational diabetes at or after 24 weeks of pregnancy. This recommendation applies to pregnant women who haven't been diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes and who don't have symptoms of gestational diabetes. USPSTF found insufficient evidence to assess whether the benefits of gestational diabetes screening before 24

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Intensive Case Management for Severe Mental

(5 days ago) In this Cochrane systematic review, the Cochrane Collaborative found some evidence that intensive case management can improve some outcomes for people with severe mental illness. However, researchers noted that it was hard to draw overall conclusions because of differences in the health care and social support systems of countries where the studies took place.

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Healthy People 2030 Is Here!

(5 days ago) On August 18, ODPHP released Healthy People 2030 — the fifth iteration of the Healthy People initiative. Building on knowledge gained over the past 4 decades, Healthy People 2030 sets national objectives to address the nation’s most critical public health priorities.

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Reduce the rate of new cases of end-stage kidney

(7 days ago) People with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) need dialysis or a kidney transplant to survive. Preventing ESKD requires monitoring and treating chronic kidney disease (CKD), diagnosing and treating people with acute kidney injury, and managing populations at risk for CKD — like people with diabetes or high blood pressure. Population health and team-based approaches to diabetes and kidney care

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Mental Health and Mental Disorders Workgroup

(4 days ago) Mental disorders are among the most common causes of disability, and the resulting disease burden is among the highest of all diseases. The proportion of U.S. adults estimated to have a mental disorder rose from 17.7 percent in 2008 to 19.1 percent, or 47.6 million people, in 2018. 1 Similarly, the proportion of adults suffering from seriously impairing mental disorders has risen significantly

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Food Safety Workgroup

(1 days ago) Members of the Food Safety (FS Workgroup) have expertise in areas including epidemiology, microbiology, veterinary medicine, environmental health, social sciences, and food science. The workgroup developed the objectives related to foodborne illness and safe food handling, and they’ll provide data to track progress toward achieving these objectives throughout the decade.

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Subcommittee Members health.gov

(3 days ago) Subcommittee 2: Brain Health. Chair: Kirk Erickson. Members: Chuck Hillman Rich Macko David Marquez Ken Powell. Subcommittee 3: Cancer – Primary Prevention. Chair: Anne McTiernan. Members: Peter Katzmarzyk Ken Powell. Subcommittee 4: Cardiometabolic Health and Weight Management. Chair: John Jakicic. Members: Wayne Campbell Loretta DiPietro

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Breast Cancer Screening

(7 days ago) Breast Health Education Among Hispanic Elderly Women, for unscreened or underscreened women age 65 years and older in clinical and other settings. Empowering Physicians to Improve Breast Cancer Screening, for clinicians in rural and suburban clinical settings. Friend to Friend, for medically underserved women in urban settings.

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Obesity: Worksite Programs

(3 days ago) The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends worksite programs to improve employees’ diet or physical activity and reduce their weight. These programs are designed to improve health behaviors and results, and they can be used alone or as part of a comprehensive worksite wellness program. They include at least 1 of these components:

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Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural

(3 days ago) ODPHP recognizes National Youth Sports Strategy (NYSS) Champions for their commitment to supporting safe, fun, inclusive, developmentally appropriate, and accessible youth sports opportunities. This blog post is part of a series highlighting NYSS Champions that have found new and creative ways to engage their communities in physical activity and sports during the COVID-19 …

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(7 days ago) We archived our Find Services section as part of planned improvements to MyHealthfinder. To find health information and resources, explore our Federal Health Information Centers and Clearinghouses. Or check out these sites to find health services and resources near you: Find a community health center — Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)

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Environmental Health Workgroup

(Just Now) The World Health Organization defines “environment,” as it relates to health, as “all the physical, chemical, and biological factors external to a person, and all the related behaviors.”1 Environmental health involves preventing or controlling disease, injury, and disability related to the interactions between people and their environment.

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Reduce the proportion of adolescents who used

(7 days ago) Marijuana use in adolescents is linked to negative educational, financial, and mental health outcomes. Computer-based interventions, behavioral therapy, treatment for mental health conditions, and programs that combine social and emotional learning with parent and teacher training may help reduce marijuana use in adolescents.

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Vision Workgroup

(6 days ago) Vision objectives and targets are aligned with several federal strategies and priorities, including the National Eye Health Education Program, 2 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations, 3 and the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2030. 4 The Vision Workgroup

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