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The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
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.
When it comes to physical activity and health, we know that regular physical activity can produce long term health benefits and reduce the risk of depression, cognitive decline, and many chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and some types of cancer.
And when it comes to opportunities to be physically activity, we know that we need to do more to create communities where everyone can make physical activity a part of their daily routine – through safe spaces to walk, run, bike, wheelchair roll, and play.
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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: 7/1/2016
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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