September 2019

Increasing Healthy Food Access in Rural North Carolina Food Deserts

From Healthy People 2020 Stories from the Field, a series highlighting communities across the Nation that are addressing the Leading Health Indicators (LHIs). Rural communities face unique challenges when it comes to accessing healthy foods. Rates of obesity in both children and adults are significantly higher in rural locations than in urban locations, and people who live in rural areas eat fewer fruits and vegetables than those who live in cities...

October National Health Observances: Breast Cancer, Health Literacy, and Health Care Quality

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Each month, we highlight a selection of National Health Observances (NHOs) to help raise awareness about important issues that impact health in communities across the United States. This month, we’re talking about breast cancer, health literacy, and health care quality. To help you spread the word, we’ve pulled together resources you can use to promote these NHOs...

Now Accepting Nominations to the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition Science Board

As previously announced, HHS is reinstating the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition Science Board. Eligibility criteria and application information are available in the Federal Register Notice. Self-nominations are accepted. The Science Board is a subcommittee of the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition (the Council) and is made up of Council members and scholars with expertise in the fields of physical activity, health, sports, and nutrition...