Use Move Your Way® Materials to Get Older Adults Moving in Your Community!

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May is Older Americans Month and National Physical Fitness & Sports Month — and to celebrate, ODPHP is inviting you to use Move Your Way materials for older adults in your work.Move Your Way is the promotional campaign for the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, and it provides a variety of resources to promote the Guidelines’ key messages. The older adult materials help adults ages 65 years and older learn about the benefits of staying active — and provide tips on finding activities that work for them. Use these Move Your Way…

 

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ODPHP Wins the Grand ClearMark Award for MyHealthfinder Anxiety Topics Pages

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The Center for Plain Language has honored ODPHP and CommunicateHealth with its 2024 Grand ClearMark Award for the new MyHealthfinder Anxiety Topics pages. Judges said that it “conveys a clear sense that the authors carefully considered the needs of the audience and want them to succeed.” The MyHealthfinder Anxiety Topics pages were also the winner in the Websites category and were praised for “showcasing fantastic design along with an empathetic, human, and accessible writing style.”The ClearMark Awards recognize the best in plain-language…

 

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Announcing Nomination Period for 2024 President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition Awards

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The President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition (PCSFN) announces the nomination period for the 2024 Council Awards. The 2024 Council Awards recognize individuals or organizations that have contributed in various ways to the advancement or promotion of physical activity, fitness, sports, or nutrition. Three award categories are open in 2024: Lifetime Impact Award, Community Leadership Award, and PCSFN Hero Award. Nominations will be accepted from May 7 through July 1, 2024. Nominations are reviewed and winners selected by President's…

 

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Get Active to Support Your Mental Health During National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

2 weeks 2 days ago

In May we observe National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. Since 1983, each President has publicly recognized and promoted the importance of physical activity to good overall health. This year, President Biden issued a Proclamation commemorating this year’s observance, saying, “We can all come together, feel better, and live longer if we stay active, exercise, and keep moving.” The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) is highlighting the important relationship between physical activity and mental health this year. For people…

 

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Registration Is Now Open for the Next Healthy People 2030 Webinar, Air Quality Matters: Improving Health and Lung Function with Healthy People 2030 Objectives

2 weeks 4 days ago

The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) is pleased to announce its next Healthy People 2030 webinar: Air Quality Matters: Improving Health and Lung Function with Healthy People 2030 Objectives. This webinar will take place on Wednesday, June 12 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.During this one-hour event, ODPHP will present on three Healthy People 2030 featured objectives related to indoor and outdoor air…

 

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Detroit Parks & Recreation: Focusing on Fun to Keep Older Adults Active and Connected

3 weeks 3 days ago

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.

 

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May National Health Observances: Physical Fitness, Mental Health, Older Adults, and Women’s Health

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Each month, we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that support our mission to improve health across the United States. In May, we’re raising awareness about physical fitness, mental health, older adults’ health and well-being, and women’s health.Use our list of resources below to promote these NHOs with your networks. National Physical Fitness and Sports MonthIn May, the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) celebrates National Physical Fitness and Sports Month to promote the benefits of being physically active.…

 

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Catawba County Library System: Leveraging Healthy People 2030 Objectives and Community Partnerships to Deliver More than Books

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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. Catawba County Library System in Western North Carolina serves a population of more than 160,000 people. While providing traditional services, like helping patrons access books and other information resources, is a key part of the library’s role,…

 

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Register now to attend the next virtual meeting of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

1 month 1 week ago

Registration is now open for the next meeting of the 2025 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. Scheduled to be held on Wednesday, May 29, from 1:00 to 5:30 PM ET, and Thursday, May 30, from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM ET, the meeting will feature updates from each subcommittee as well as updates on progress made since the Committee’s fourth public meeting. Topics covered will include protocol development, evidence review and synthesis, draft conclusion statements, and plans for future Committee work.HHS and USDA encourage the public to view this important…

 

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ICYMI: Planning for Individual and Community Health Webinar Recording Now Available

1 month 1 week ago

On March 19, 2024, The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) hosted the Healthy People 2030 webinar Planning for Individual and Community Health. A recording of that webinar is now available.During this one-hour event, ODPHP presented on the webinar’s four featured objectives related to public health infrastructure and planning. The webinar also featured a presentation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics sharing the latest data on the four featured objectives and a presentation…

 

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Portland, Oregon: Creating an Accessible Built Environment That Helps Residents Stay Active as They Age

1 month 2 weeks ago

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.

 

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New Article Details the Process Used to Develop the Dietary Guidelines for Americans

1 month 2 weeks ago

When it comes to healthy eating and nutrition, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (Dietary Guidelines) is one of the best tools we have to help individuals in the United States get and stay healthy. As the nation's leading source of science-based recommendations on dietary intake to meet nutrient needs, promote health, and prevent disease, the Dietary Guidelines gives the nation an actionable playbook to lead healthier lives. If you've ever wanted to know more about the Dietary Guidelines, you're in luck. Addressing Misinformation about the Dietary…

 

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Feeding Our Children Nutritious Foods Should Be the Easiest of Decisions

1 month 2 weeks ago

Health and Well-Being Matter is the monthly blog of the Director of the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. We are failing our children and future generations. In the United States in 2020, nearly 1 in 5 children and adolescents aged 2 to 19 years were affected by obesity. Worse still, childhood obesity rates rose during the pandemic, and they continue to increase. These statistics aren’t abstract epidemiologic concepts. They clearly reflect that our children are becoming sicker and at greater risk for lifelong problems, and they are…

 

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April National Health Observances: Minority Health, Alcohol Awareness, and Public Health Week

1 month 3 weeks ago

Each month, we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that support our mission to improve health across the United States. In April, we’re raising awareness about minority health, alcohol use and misuse, and celebrating public health.We’ve listed some resources below that you can use to promote these NHOs with your networks. National Minority Health MonthThis April, join the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Minority Health (OMH) in celebrating National Minority Health Month — a chance to highlight the importance…

 

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What 2 Healthy People 2030 Objectives Tell Us About the Nation’s Nutrition

1 month 3 weeks ago

When it comes to healthy diets, the science says to eat more vegetables and consume less sugar. And that’s what the Dietary Guidelines for Americans has told us for years. Nutrition is key to health and well-being, but as Healthy People 2030 data indicate, we’ve got more work to do — especially when you consider that most American diets don’t align with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.ODPHP’s Healthy People initiative provides evidence-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health and well-being of all people. Healthy People…

 

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Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County and ODPHP Share Tips to Get Older Adults Moving

1 month 3 weeks ago

In July 2023, ODPHP joined forces with the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) and the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) to host a webinar called Increasing Physical Activity Among Older Adults: Practical Strategies from Health Departments. As part of the webinar, local health departments presented strategies they use to encourage older adults to get active. ODPHP wanted to get the whole story — so we invited Kelsey Christian, Health Promotion and Education Program Manager at Florida Department…

 

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Tools to Help Consumers Eat Healthy on a Budget

2 months 1 week ago

Nutrition is a thread that runs through all the work we do at ODPHP — because we know that maintaining a healthy and balanced diet is a critical way to prevent disease and promote good health. As the 2020–2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans tells us, there is substantial evidence that healthy diets can improve health and reduce the risk of chronic disease over the course of one’s life. But data shows that “Americans are falling short” in this regard, and the rates of diet-related chronic disease are increasing. For some, a barrier to…

 

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University of California San Francisco Cardiac Rehab: Providing Comprehensive Support to Help People with Heart Disease Improve Their Health

2 months 1 week ago

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.

 

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It's Time to Celebrate Nutrition! 🧨

2 months 1 week ago

Nutritious diets play a key role in helping individuals stay healthy throughout their lives. However, as the 2022 White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health highlighted, millions of Americans face hurdles when it comes to accessing healthy food — and far too many are at risk of experiencing diet-related diseases. To address this issue of growing concern, the Biden-Harris Administration announced a goal to end hunger and increase healthy eating and physical activity by 2030, so that fewer Americans experience diet-related diseases like…

 

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Hypertension: a Pandemic Perspective

2 months 2 weeks ago

Health and Well-Being Matter is the monthly blog of the Director of the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. This month, RDML Reed is joined by Bianca Macias, MPH, CPH, ORISE Fellow at ODPHP and a contributor to the Federal Hypertension Control Leadership Council Physical Activity Action Plan in a co-authored piece on the need for a more urgent response to the hypertension crisis. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, puts tens of millions of people at risk for largely preventable conditions — such as heart attacks, strokes, and heart…

 

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