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Reframing Aging

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In observance of Healthy Aging Month, Patricia D’Antonio, Executive Director for the National Center to Reframe Aging recently joined ODPHP Director Paul Reed for a discussion on the myriad ways we encounter, and even perpetuate, ageism in our everyday lives, and the importance of dispelling negative public perceptions of older adulthood and revisiting aging as not something that we “arrive at”, but rather a continuous process that we experience throughout our lifecycle.

Celebrating the Unifying Power of Sport and Food to Combat Hate

In May, the Biden-Harris Administration released the U.S. National Strategy to Counter Antisemitism. Recognizing that hate and the violence it fuels are on the rise in America, the Strategy calls for everyone—regardless of personal backgrounds and beliefs—to stand united against hate, racism, bigotry, and violence...

PROTECT Initiative: Using a Healthy People 2030 Objective to Advance Children’s Medication Safety

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Reducing emergency department (ED) visits for medication overdoses among children under 5 years of age is a national public health priority. The Healthy People 2030 objective MPS-01 tracks this important issue. The baseline for this Healthy People 2030 objective is 25.6 estimated ED visits per 10,000 children under 5 years of age, which was observed during 2016-2017, and the target rate to be achieved by the end of the decade is 16.6 ED visits per 10,000 children under 5 years of age — an additional 35 percent reduction.

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans Committee Needs to Hear from You!

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The Dietary Guidelines for Americans (the Guidelines) provides advice on what to eat and drink to meet nutrient needs, promote health, and prevent disease. To ensure the Guidelines continues to meet the health needs of all, we who support the development process earnestly ask for participation and feedback from those in the fields of nutrition and public health, and – just as importantly – the public at large.