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ODPHP plays a crucial role in keeping the nation healthy. Stay up to date on our work by checking out our news and announcements, upcoming events, and expert insights in the Prevention Policy Matters Blog.

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Putting the Evidence into Decision Making

At the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPC) Program, we place a high priority on helping health care professionals keep pace with today’s ever-increasing abundance of health information. Our mission is to make sure health care decisions are based on the best available evidence for the best possible health outcome.

Close Up on Pathways to Safer Opioid Use: A Provider’s Perspective

Prescription opioid-related deaths are considered to be one of the leading preventable public health problems in the United States. To help the health care community address this critical issue, the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) developed the Pathways to Safer Opioid Use training.

This online, interactive training is based on the opioid-related recommendations in the National Action Plan for Adverse Drug Event Prevention (ADE Action Plan).…

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Check Out the New Environmental Quality Infographic from Healthy People 2020

Each month, we release an infographic with the latest data related to a Healthy People 2020 Leading Health Indicator (LHI) topic. These infographics show progress toward Healthy People 2­­­­020 LHI targets — and show where there’s still work to be done.

This month’s featured LHI topic is Environmental Quality. Check out the infographic below, then head over to the Healthy People 2020 LHI Infographic Gallery to see infographics for other LHI topic areas.…

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