November 2018

Let’s Talk Diabetes Month: The First National Clinical Care Commission Meeting

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By Joyce Yu, PharmD, ORISE Fellow; and Clydette Powell, MD, MPH, FAAP, Director, Division of Health Care Quality, ODPHP On October 31, 2018, the National Clinical Care Commission held its inaugural meeting in person at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD. The Commission, a newly established federal advisory committee, is charged to evaluate and make recommendations regarding programs of the U...

Move Your Way: A Campaign to Promote the Updated Physical Activity Guidelines

By: Don Wright, MD, MPH, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health; Director, ODPHP The evidence is clear: being physically active is one of the most important things people can do to improve their health. Since 2008, the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans has been the go-to resource for policy makers and health professionals, providing evidence-based physical activity recommendations for all Americans...

The Power of Rural to Improve Health

Save the Date for 2018 National Rural Health Day

The third Thursday of November is National Rural Health Day in the United States. Nearly 60 million people live in rural communities across America. They count on their doctors, nurses, other health providers, and emergency first responders (many of whom are volunteers) to take care of their health and medical needs without fail.

Updated Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Now Available

This morning at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, ADM Brett P. Giroir, Assistant Secretary for Health launched the second edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. The second edition is based on the latest scientific evidence that shows that physical activity conveys even more health benefits than previously known...