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Healthy People 2020

Healthy People 2020 sets an ambitious, yet achievable, 10-year agenda for improving the Nation’s health. Our vision: A society in which all people live long, healthy lives.

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December Observances


Safe Toys and Gifts Month

Learn about how to keep your family safe when giving and receiving gifts and toys. Read more about toy and gift recalls and product safety news from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.

National Handwashing
Awareness Week

Keeping hands clean is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. Learn more about handwashing safety from the Centers for Disease Control.


Secretary's Key Initiative Sites

Take health care into your own hands, explore insurance coverage options and learn about how the Affordable Care Act impacts you. Find information for individuals, families, senior citizens, people with disabilities, young adults and employers.

Learn how to spot Medicare fraud and report it when you witness it to help prevent fraud, waste and abuse. You can also learn how to protect yourself from fraud and identity theft.

Engage with HHS as it makes its operations more transparent to the public. Collaborate on data sets, tools and HHS initiatives to help us serve the public more effectively.

Get everyday actions for preventing the flu; learn about the symptoms and treatment for those with the flu virus.  Find a place near you to get a flu shot; all ages should be vaccinated this year.

Get alerts on life-saving food recalls and helpful tips for keeping food safe, from the trusted source for food safety information from the federal government.

Find state-specific information about health insurance coverage for children under Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

See what HHS is doing to implement and manage health and human service programs under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Find information on programs, plans, reports, updates, announcements and how HHS is doing its part to help jumpstart the economy.

BP Gulf Oil Spill

BP Gulf Oil Spill

Understand the impact on health safety for coastal residents, response workers and consumers resulting from the BP Gulf oil. Find resources for health professionals and information on the HHS response to the incident.

Autism Awareness

Autism Awareness

Find information and resources on the autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) - a broad group of developmental disorders characterized by impaired social interactions, problems with verbal and nonverbal communication, and repetitive behaviors, or severely limited activities and interests.

Let's Move!

Let's Move!

Join America’s move to raise a healthier generation of kids. Learn the facts about raising healthier kids through physical activity and nutrition.


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