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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. Proposed health IT strategy aims to promote innovation, protect patients, and avoid regulatory duplication.

Today, federal partners launched an updated Action Plan for the Prevention, Care and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis , building upon the nation's first comprehensive cross-agency action plan to combat viral hepatitis. National Public Health Week is a time to recognize progress we have made in strengthening and protecting the public health and to rededicate ourselves to the work of improving the health and well-being of Americans by preventing disease, supporting medical research, and promoting safer and healthier communities.

The nation's health is improving in more than half of the critical measures that are known to have major influence in reducing preventable disease and death, according to a new report from the U. Historic release of data gives consumers unprecedented transparency on the medical services physicians provide and how much they are paid.

Six experts from outside the federal government will join the National Biodefense Science Board NBSB to provide advice and guidance to HHS' assistant secretary for preparedness and response, and to the HHS Secretary, on preventing, preparing for, and responding to adverse health effects of public health emergencies. Two entities have paid the U. In May, we celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and recognize the many contributions of these diverse and culturally rich communities to the fabric of American life.

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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.

Our Initatives Current Guidelines The PAG provide science-based guidance to professionals about the amount and types of physical activity Americans need to be healthy. Midcourse Report on Strategies for Youth This report builds on the PAG, offering ways to boost physical activity in children and teens where they live, learn, and play.

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