October 2020

NASA and HHS Discuss the Importance of Staying Well, in Space and on Earth

by PCSFN Executive Director Kristina Harder and ODPHP Director CAPT Paul Reed This past week we had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Commander Christopher Cassidy and Dr. Kathleen “Kate” Rubins who are currently serving aboard the International Space Station (ISS). As we talked, a microphone gently floated back and forth between them in the weightless environment; the conversation slightly delayed by the distance of the transmission...

Reframing Health Literacy for the Next Decade of Healthy People

Each October, the public health community observes Health Literacy Month. This year, there’s a new reason to celebrate: Healthy People 2030 has redefined the concept of health literacy for the new decade. Key stakeholders in the health literacy field are taking notice and using this new definition to support their work...

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Healthy People: Supporting Shared Goals to Advance Health Equity

As the largest health foundation in the United States, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) supports a wide variety of organizations that are working to advance health equity in communities across the country. With an emphasis on how the conditions in people’s environments affect their health, RWJF’s vision aligns perfectly with Healthy People 2030’s overarching focus on social determinants of health.