Health Care Quality and Patient Safety

ODPHP is committed to achieving high-quality health care for all Americans. Our initiatives aim to increase patient safety through prevention strategies focused on adverse drug events, health care-associated infections, and other aspects of patient care.

Our Initiatives

Prevent Health Care-Associated Infections (HAIs)

Learn more about our national action plan to reduce HAIs — infections that patients develop while receiving health care.

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Prevent Adverse Drug Events (ADEs)

Unexpected or dangerous effects from medication affect millions of patients each year. Get the facts about our action plan to reduce ADEs.

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Pathways to Safer Opioid Use

Take our interactive training to learn ways to help communicate the safe use of opioids to manage chronic pain. Get patient-centered strategies and recommendations for safe opioid use and adverse drug event prevention based on the recent National Action Plan for Adverse Drug Event Prevention.

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