February 2023

March National Health Observances: Nutrition, Colorectal Cancer, and HIV/AIDS

National Health Observances

Each month we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that align with our priorities for improving health across the nation. In March, we are raising awareness about nutrition, colorectal cancer, and HIV/AIDS.

Heart Health

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Heart disease has the potential to affect all people. The persistent myth that it is primarily a “men’s disease” simply isn’t true. In fact, heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States. Yet only about half of women recognize this. Heart disease accounts for about 1 in 5 deaths among women every year as compared to 1 in 4 deaths in men. About 1 in 16 women age 20 years and older have coronary artery disease, the most common type of heart disease.

HHS Now Accepting Public Comments on the Physical Activity Guidelines Midcourse Report on Older Adults

Physical Activity Guidelines Midcourse Report Logo

HHS is seeking written comments from the public on the draft Physical Activity Guidelines Midcourse Report on Older Adults (Midcourse Report). You can review and comment on the Midcourse Report during the public comment period through 11:59 p.m. ET on March 10, 2023. Learn More About the Midcourse Report The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans provides science-based recommendations on how physical activity can help promote health and reduce the risk of chronic disease...

Registration for The Importance of Preventive Services and Lessons Learned from the Pandemic Webinar Is Now Open

Healthy People 2030

The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) is pleased to announce the next webinar in the Healthy People 2030 Webinar Series: The Importance of Preventive Services and Lessons Learned from the Pandemic. This webinar will take place on Tuesday, March 21 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm ET. During this one-hour webinar, presenters will provide an overview of the three featured Healthy People 2030 preventive services objectives, progress made to date for these objectives, and a presentation from the National Association of County and City Health Officials on their work with local health departments and lessons learned about preventive services uptake during the pandemic.