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National Girls and Women in Sports Day: Lead Her Forward

By: Shauna Rohbock, PCSFN Council Member and Olympic Silver Medalist in Bobsled February 5, 2020 marks the 34th anniversary of National Girls and Women in Sports Day. This year’s theme is “Lead Her Forward.” Annually, this observance celebrates the accomplishments of girls and women in sports, and provides us with the chance to highlight the importance of girls and women having equal access and opportunities to participate in sports...

February National Health Observances: Low Vision, Heart Heath, and Healthy Relationships

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Each month, we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that align with our priorities for improving health across the United States. The NHOs in our February roundup help raise awareness about low vision, heart health, and teen dating violence. Below, you’ll find links to resources that will help you spread the word about these NHOs.…

Help Shape Federal Diabetes Prevention and Treatment Programs — Submit Your Comments!

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The National Clinical Care Commission (the Commission or NCCC) is seeking written comments about federal diabetes prevention and treatment programs. The public comment period is open from January 15, 2020 through March 31, 2020. You’re invited to review and comment on a set of questions about diabetes prevention and treatment — including questions about specific recommendations for federal agencies, best practices, and limitations and gaps in federal programs...