Black History of Public Health

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In the United States, our cultural inheritance—legacies passed down through generations—includes deep-rooted structures of violence and hierarchies of racialized power that pre-date the U.S. itself. Our cultural inheritance also includes legacies of resistance, strength, resilience, and leadership that transcend oppression and offer solutions to some of our nation’s most entrenched problems. Learn how confronting the racist legacies within public health and uplifting legacies of Black resilience and leadership can help us advance health equity and well-being for all.


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Nutrition and Aging Resource Center

Senior nutrition programs reduce food insecurity, hunger, and malnutrition, enhance socialization, and promote the health and well-being of older adults. The Nutrition and Aging Resource Center supports senior nutrition programs as they provide high-quality, person-centered services in their communities through training and technical assistance. Browse resources and learn more about the role of nutrition services in health promotion and disease prevention for older adults.


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New Topic: Cardiovascular Diseases

The leading cause of death in the United States is heart disease, but not everyone has an equal chance of getting or dying from it. Despite the progress and advancement in healthcare over the past decade, disparities in cardiovascular health outcomes based on race persist. Racial bias, specifically, has been shown to negatively impact heart disease care, including treatment decisions, treatment adherence, and patient health outcomes. Learn more about the relationship between cardiovascular health and structural, behavioral, and social factors.


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Adaptive Yoga - Yoga Guide for Disability

Yoga can help people feel empowered, especially those living with a disability. Adaptive yoga encourages people to do what they can. Instead of trying to force their body into one-size-fits-all poses, they do what they can. Adaptive yoga has many benefits, including improved balance, reduced anxiety, and a sense of community and support. Learn more about adaptive yoga, who can benefit from it, and modifications for certain conditions.


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Combatting Authoritarianism: The Skills and Infrastructure Needed to Organize Across Difference


How can we stop the slide toward authoritarianism? Since the violent uprising to prevent the certification of the 2020 election results, some Americans feel a growing sense of existential dread that the country is at a tipping point of democratic decline. Convening groups and sectors to identify and act on shared goals can help break down this burgeoning authoritarian ecosystem. Read on to learn more about combatting authoritarianism through organization and multi-sectoral movement building.


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NEW: Federal Government Adopts Vital Conditions Framework

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently launched the Federal Plan for Equitable Long-Term Recovery and Resilience (ELTRR), an actionable, whole-of-government approach to equitably strengthen resilience and well-being in our Nation. There is alignment across dozens of departments, agencies, and institutes to enhance well-being across the U.S. The Plan represents the widespread adoption of a new approach to community change work—one that adopts the Vital Conditions framework, emphasizes shared stewardship and belonging & civic muscle, is built for multi-sector collaboration, and values multi-solving.


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Rural Data Gateway

For more than 80 years, the United States Department of Agriculture's Rural Development program has been financing infrastructure and housing throughout rural America. A new data gateway is making Rural Development data more available and accessible. Explore the data to learn more about critical Rural Development investments for people in rural America, including projects that have helped people in socially vulnerable communities access the resources they need to thrive.


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An Introduction to Data Frameworks


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Advancing a Well-Being Narrative


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