Healthy People in Action

These blog posts highlight the latest updates to Healthy People 2030 and feature partners and communities nationwide that are working toward achieving Healthy People goals and objectives.

Starting at Home — Family-based Interventions Prevent Youth Substance Use

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Youth substance use is associated with increased risk for delinquency; academic underachievement; teen pregnancy; sexually transmitted infections; perpetration of, or experience with, violence; injuries; and mental health problems. Youth, parents, and families are key sectors involved in the Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program, the nation’s leading effort to mobilize communities to prevent youth substance use. Preventing or delaying substance use initiation among youth reduces later risk for substance use, substance use disorders, and overdose.  The need for prevention is vital and early intervention is critical for youth.

Registration Is Now Open for the Next Healthy People 2030 Webinar, “Substance Misuse Prevention Strategies to Improve Public Health: A Focus on State Practices”

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The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) is pleased to announce its next Healthy People 2030 webinar: Substance Misuse Prevention Strategies to Improve Public Health: A Focus on State Practices. This webinar will take place on Wednesday, December 6 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm ET. To register, please visit the Healthy People 2030 Webinar Series Registration page. Continuing Education Credits (CEs) are available.

Novant Health: Using Healthy People 2030 Objectives to Center Health Equity

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This blog post is part of our quarterly series highlighting the work of Healthy People 2030 Champion organizations. Healthy People 2030 Champions are organizations recognized for their work to improve the health and well-being of people in their communities and to help achieve Healthy People 2030’s goals...

Check-out Healthy People’s New "5 Things to Know About Health Equity" Video

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Healthy People just released a new "5 Things to Know About Health Equity" video! Achieving health equity requires valuing everyone equally with focused and ongoing societal efforts to address avoidable inequalities, historical and contemporary injustices, and social determinants of health — and to eliminate disparities in health and health care. This short video emphasizes the importance of health equity in improving national health goals and talks about ways that organizations can use Healthy People 2030 to improve health equity.