March 2020

April National Health Observances: Minority Health, Immunization, and More!

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Help spread the word about National Minority Health Month, STD Awareness Week, World Immunization Week, and World Health Day in April. Each month, we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that align with our priorities for improving health across the nation. This month, we’re highlighting minority health, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), immunization, and the importance of nurses and midwives...

Just Released: New Healthy People Law and Health Policy Disability and Health Report

Laws and policies can help communities increase access to care and improve health for people with disabilities while supporting achievement of ambitious national goals proposed by Healthy People 2020. The newest report, The Role of Law and Health Policy in Achieving Healthy People’s Disability and Health Goals Around Access to Care, Activities Promoting Health and Wellness, Independent Living and Participation, and Collecting Data in the United States, is the second in a series of reports that highlights the practical application of law and policy to improve health across the nation...

FDA Launches Nutrition Facts Label Education Campaign

Claudine Kavanaugh, PhD, MPH, RD Director, Office of Nutrition and Food Labeling, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, U.S. Food and Drug Administration On March 11, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) launched What's in it for you? — an educational campaign to accompany the updated Nutrition Facts label...

Accessible Health Care for All: Negotiations to Break Down Barriers in Massachusetts

Legal and policy approaches can be important tools for achieving healthier communities. A new report—The Role of Law and Policy in Achieving Healthy People’s Disability and Health Goals around Access to Health Care, Activities Promoting Health and Wellness, Independent Living and Participation, and Collecting Data in the United States—provides evidence-based information and identifies priority areas that can help communities achieve Healthy People 2020 objectives...