The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) plays a vital role in keeping the Nation healthy. Learn more about our work by exploring our national health initiatives.
Healthy People 2020
By establishing science-based objectives with national targets and assessing progress throughout the decade, Healthy People 2020 creates the roadmap for improving the Nation’s health.
Action-oriented, evidence-based health information and tools helps consumers make informed health choices. healthfinder.gov provides personalized, plain language recommendations on clinical preventive services.
A healthy lifestyle starts with smart food choices. Based on nutrition science, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans give professionals the information they need to help Americans eat and live well.
Physical Activity Guidelines
Being physically active is one of the most important things Americans can do to achieve their best health. The Physical Activity Guidelines get individuals and communities moving more each day.
Health Literacy and Communication
Americans need clear, actionable information to make informed choices about their health. Health professionals can use our evidence-based digital tools and resources to communicate more effectively.
Health Care Quality and Patient Safety
Improving health care quality leads to increased patient safety. Our initiatives aim to protect patients’ safety by preventing and reducing health care-associated infections and adverse drug events.