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Prevention Policy Matters Weekly Updates
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Weekly Updates

03/01/2018 04:21 PM EST

USDA and HHS have added a new step in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans development process. For the first time, the Departments will seek public comments on the proposed topics and supporting scientific questions that will be considered during the development of the upcoming 2020-2025 edition.

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03/01/2018 01:00 PM EST

Adverse drug events (ADEs) are a significant public health problem, and they can happen in any health care setting. During transitions of care, when a patient moves from one health care setting to the next, ADEs are the cause of approximately 2 in 3 post-discharge complications. About half of these complications are preventable.…

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03/01/2018 10:00 AM EST

Colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) is the third most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of death from cancer. Colorectal cancer affects people in all racial and ethnic groups and is most often found in people age 50 and older. Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month is a great time to spread the word about the importance of getting screened for colorectal cancer.…

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02/28/2018 04:01 PM EST

The design of our public space plays a significant role in motivating physical activity and promoting all aspects of health, whether physical, mental, or social. Our expanded understanding of how the spaces in which we live, work, and play influence our health has motivated a renewed focus on public spaces, once the mainstays of our communities. The Glen Oaks Library in Queens, NY is a perfect example of how the design of a space can transform a standard municipal building with no obvious connection to well-being into a health-promoting space for the community.

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02/23/2018 11:06 AM EST

March 22, 2018 | 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET Register Now

Join us on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. ET to learn about progress made toward achieving the Healthy People 2020 Environmental Quality Leading Health Indicators. This webinar will highlight the harmful health effects of secondhand smoke exposure.…

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Register for the 2018 Healthy Aging Summit!
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Healthy People Updates

03/05/2018 01:47 PM EST

Adults age 65 and older are the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population. Register for the 2018 Healthy Aging Summit to get the latest insight on preventing disease and maximizing health in older adults. Take advantage of our early bird pricing, and you could save up to $200! Early bird pricing ends June 5.

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