National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Engaging families, communities and schools to change the outlook of a generation

Physical Activity
Youth Compendium of Physical Activities A helpful list of common activities in which youth participate and the estimated energy cost associated with each activity. Behavioral weight-loss programs can provide this support, and they can help you set goals that are specific to your needs. Make sure your child gets at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day. NIH researchers find potential target for reducing obesity-related inflammation. This study is investigating a behavioral weight-loss program and new care program for adults who have been diagnosed with obesity and depression. Based on the results of this assessment, the researchers will develop and test new behavioral weight loss strategies appropriated for this community. Researchers know that our brains can become patterned so that we feel pleasure or reward from eating.


The PARG is intended to aid and support County Health Offices, local community organizations, schools and others in physical activity programming. The guide leads the reader through the complete process of health programming, Assessment, Planning, Implementation and Evaluation. Follow the Be Active Your Way blog to learn what organizations across the nation are doing to help Americans be more physically active.

The PAG provide science-based guidance to professionals about the amount and types of physical activity Americans need to be healthy. This report builds on the PAG, offering ways to boost physical activity in children and teens where they live, learn, and play. Department of Health and Human Services. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion odphpinfo hhs. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Search Choose a site to search health. Physical Activity Physical activity is key to improving the health of the Nation.

Sites for this collection are listed below. Narrow your results at left, or enter a search query below to find a site, specific URL or to search the text of archived webpages. Loading Wayback Capture Info Today we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first Surgeon General's Report on smoking and health. Fifty years ago today was a tipping point in recognizing and reversing the deadly epidemic caused by smoking.

Fifty years ago today, Dr. A new set of guides and interactive tools to help health care providers more safely use electronic health information technology products, such as electronic health records EHRs , are now available at www.

Public Health and Safety. Today, we honor the remarkable life of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The needs of children in disasters will be the focus of an advisory committee of the U. Emergency Preparedness and Response. Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt today signed a bi-lateral agreement for the use and sharing of health IT information and tools.

Heart disease is responsible for 1 of every 4 deaths in the United States, making it the leading cause of death in our nation. As we observe American Heart Month, there are some key steps you and your loved ones can take to protect against heart disease. As part of an ongoing effort to empower patients to be informed partners with their health care providers, the Department of Health and Human Services HHS has taken action to give patients or a person designated by the patient a means of direct access to the patient's completed laboratory test reports.

Today, we celebrate the beginning of African American History Month, a time for all Americans to recognize the countless contributions African Americans have made to our nation, including major advances in scientific research and public health. A new drug to help protect the public against two bioterrorism threats and provide a new option to treat antibiotic-resistant infections will advance in development under a public-private partnership, the U.

Enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace continued to rise in January, with a 53 percent increase in overall enrollment over the prior three month reporting period, with young adult enrollment outpacing all other age groups combined, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced today. Three innovative solutions are winners of an idea challenge to help communities support patients who depend on durable medical equipment DME , such as oxygen concentrators and portable ventilators, during emergencies.

Enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace continued to rise in February to a five-month total of 4. According to a new report released today by HHS, 8 out of 10 1.

A new security risk assessment SRA tool to help guide health care providers in small to medium sized offices conduct risk assessments of their organizations is now available from HHS. The Research Clinic, a Web-based interactive training video aimed at teaching clinical and social researchers how to better protect research subjects and avoid research misconduct, was released today by the U. Every day, the millions of Americans living with autism and their families face unique and daunting challenges that many of us will never fully appreciate.

During National Autism Awareness Month, we renew our commitment to better understand autism spectrum disorder ASD and improve the lives of individuals living with it.

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