May 2024

Last Chance: “Eat Healthy, Be Active Community Workshops” Content is Leaving

On June 28, ODPHP will be removing the Eat Healthy, Be Active Community Workshops page from since this content is no longer up to date. The 6 community workshops are based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2015–2020 and the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. We appreciate your support in implementing the workshop series and promoting healthy eating and physical activity in your community...

Coming Together to Address Loneliness and Isolation

Health and Well-Being Matter. ODPHP Director RDML Paul Reed, MD.

People need people. We connect with one another as family and friends, through the communities within which we live, in our workplaces, across support networks that stretch beyond our geographic location, and in many other ways that — whether we intend them to or not — help fulfill our fundamental human need to socialize and interact. All these encounters, big and small, add up and reflect an individual’s level of connection with the world — a vital ingredient in developing and maintaining overall health and well-being. This connection is a social imperative that we, both individually and as communities, have come to overlook far too often.

Walk with a Doc: Bringing Communities Together Through Movement and Conversation

This blog post is part of a spotlight series featuring examples of programs and community design changes that get older adults moving. The posts were first published as part of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Midcourse Report: Implementation Strategies for Older Adults and highlight ways to apply strategies from the report in different settings.

June National Health Observances: Alzheimer’s Disease, Sickle Cell Disease, and HIV Testing

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Each month, we feature National Health Observances (NHOs) that support our mission to improve health across the United States. In June, we’re raising awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and brain health, sickle cell disease, and HIV testing.Use our list of resources below to promote these NHOs with your networks...