January 2019

Help Your Patients and Clients Make Changes that Will Stick

By Julia Quam, MSPH, RDN, ORISE Prevention Science Fellow, ODPHP and Janet De Jesus, MS, RD, Nutrition Advisor, ODPHP January is a time when people often reflect on the previous year and resolve to make changes. For many people, this means healthy eating and physical activity are top of mind. As a health professional, you want to support your patients or clients as they embark on healthy lifestyle changes...

Wellness Policies in Early Childhood Education Centers: Growing Fit in Georgia

Legal and policy approaches can be important tools for achieving healthier communities. The report, The Role of Law and Policy in Achieving the Healthy People 2020 Nutrition and Weight Status Goals of Increased Fruit and Vegetable Intake in the United States, provides evidence-based information and identifies priority areas that can help communities achieve Healthy People objectives.

TOOLKIT: Cervical Health Awareness Month

Cervical Health Awareness Month in January is a chance to share information about how women can protect themselves from HPV (human papillomavirus) and cervical cancer. HPV is a very common infection that spreads through sexual activity, and it causes almost all cases of cervical cancer. The good news? The HPV vaccine (shots) can prevent HPV, and regular screening tests and follow-up care can help prevent cervical cancer...