Our Work

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

We create the roadmap for improving the Nation’s health by establishing science-based objectives with national targets and assessing progress throughout the decade.

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healthfinder.gov

We provide personalized, plain language recommendations on clinical preventive services. Our action-oriented, evidence-based health information and tools help consumers make informed health choices.

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Dietary Guidelines

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.

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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.

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Health Literacy and Communication

Americans need clear, actionable information to make informed choices about their health. We provide evidence-based digital tools and resources that health professionals can use to communicate more effectively.

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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.

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Dietary Reference Intakes

The U.S. and Canadian governments have each established Federal Dietary Reference Intake (DRI) Committees that work collaboratively to identify DRI needs and to coordinate government sponsorship of DRI reviews and related activities.

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