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The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) leads efforts to improve the health of all Americans.
Read more about the Nation’s go-to sources for science-based recommendations.
Discover why physical activity improves health and learn innovative ways to get the Nation moving.
Explore health literacy and communication tools, research and initiatives, and other professional resources.
Learn more about our initiatives to improve patient care and safety throughout the United States.
Access our 10-year health promotion and disease prevention objectives and get tools to improve community health.
Learn about important prevention and wellness information. It’s evidence-based, actionable, and easy to use.
High blood pressure, or hypertension, has detrimental effects on health, particularly if left uncontrolled for sustained periods of time. High pressure in blood vessels damages major organs, especially the heart, brain, kidneys, and eyes, and is a leading risk factor for heart attacks and strokes. The federal partners who oversee Healthy People 2020 Heart Disease and Stroke objectives support research, data analysis, public health initiatives, and public education activities that will facilitate use of evidence-based strategies to prevent and control hypertension.
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The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) plays a vital role in keeping the Nation healthy. We accomplish this by setting national health goals and objectives and supporting programs, services, and education activities that improve the health of all Americans.
Last updated: 2/10/2016
This site is coordinated by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion,
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of the Secretary,
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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