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From Pennsylvania to the Pacific and Back: The Public Health 3.0 Listening Tour

It is hard to overstate the remarkable progress we have made in health and health care over the past seven years. Today, thanks to the Affordable Care Act, 20 million more Americans have access to health coverage - a nearly unthinkable political and public health accomplishment. Perhaps equally impressive is the 50,000 lives (and $12 billion) saved over just the past 4 years thanks to a renewed focus on hospital-acquired conditions.

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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.

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