MTF is a Healthy People 2030 Champion

Posted:Friday, June 10, 2022


Massage Therapy Foundation Recognized as a Healthy People 2030 Champion for Supporting the Initiative’s Vision

Evanston, Ill., June 14, 2022— Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF) is recognized by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as a Healthy People 2030 Champion.

As a Healthy People 2030 Champion, MTF has demonstrated a commitment to helping achieve the Healthy People 2030 vision of a society in which all people can achieve their full potential for health and well-being across the lifespan. The Foundation, along with other Healthy People 2030 Champions, is part of a growing network of organizations partnering with ODPHP to improve health and well-being at the local, state, and tribal level.

“We’re honored to be a part of the Healthy People 2030 effort to help people live their healthiest lives. The massage therapy profession has a big part to play in wellness, mental and physical health, injury recovery and prevention, pain relief, and more. We appreciate the recognition of MTF’s work to support research, education, and community service.” says MTF President Adrienne Asta.

“ODPHP is thrilled to recognize Massage Therapy Foundation for its work to support the Healthy People 2030 vision,” says RADM Paul Reed, MD, ODPHP Director. “Only by collaborating with partners nationwide can we achieve Healthy People 2030’s overarching goals and objectives.”

Healthy People 2030 is the fifth iteration of the Healthy People initiative, which sets 10-year national objectives to improve health and well-being nationwide. Healthy People 2030 Champions are public and private organizations that are working to help achieve Healthy People objectives. They receive official support and recognition from ODPHP.

Healthy People 2030 Champion is a service mark of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Used with permission. Participation by Massage Therapy Foundation does not imply endorsement by HHS/ODPHP.

About the Massage Therapy Foundation

The Massage Therapy Foundation is a 501(c)3 public charity supporting scientific research, education, and community service for the massage therapy profession. The Foundation founded and publishes an open-access, peer-reviewed scientific journal and provides many educational resources for massage therapists, educators, and students. MTF is an independent organization that promotes international scientific and technical collaboration through grants, resources, training, and services.

About the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP)

ODPHP plays a vital role in keeping the nation healthy through Healthy People 2030, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition, and other programs, services, and education activities. ODPHP is part of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. To learn more about ODPHP, visit or follow @HealthGov on Twitter.


For more information contact:
Gini Ohlson, Executive Director, 847.905.1520 or