News & Announcements

Learn about new ODPHP trainings and initiatives, stay current on our programs and projects, and read stories from the field showing our national policies at work.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has recently updated the NIDAMED Web Portal, which includes science-based information for health professionals on the causes and consequences of drug use and addiction.

The updated NIDAMED portal supports the goals of the National Action Plan for Adverse Drug Event Prevention which is to support training methods, interventions, and tools to encourage, model, and facilitate safe opioid prescribing.…

Each month, we release an infographic with the latest data related to a Leading Health Indicator (LHI) topic on HealthyPeople.gov. 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 is Social Determinants. Check out the infographic below, then head over to the Healthy People 2020 LHI Infographic Gallery to see infographics for other LHI topic areas.…

Immunizations (also called vaccinations or shots) help prevent dangerous and sometimes deadly diseases. Immunization isn’t just for kids — adults also need to get vaccinated to stay protected against serious illnesses like the flu, measles, and pneumonia.

National Immunization Awareness Month in August is a great time to promote vaccines and remind family, friends, and coworkers to stay up to date on their shots.…

September 12, 2017 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET | Register

The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Professional Affairs and Stakeholder Engagement Staff, is hosting a one day public workshop entitled “Reducing the Risk of Preventable Adverse Drug Events Associated with Hypoglycemia in the Older Population.” During the workshop, public and federal partners will discuss:

The importance of individualizing glycemic control targets for older patients with diabetes Risk reduction for serious hypoglycemia Medication safety efforts, both those that are a part of FDA’s Safe Use Initiative and those external to the FDA, that are relevant and important to older adults living with diabetes Future areas of research

The National Action Plan for Adverse Drug Event Prevention identifies hypoglycemia as a common, clinically significant, and preventable adverse effect from diabetes agents that can cause serious harm to patients.…

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is soliciting written comments on the proposed framework for Healthy People 2030 that was developed by the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2030 (Committee). The Committee’s proposal was presented at the April 27, 2017 meeting.…

Each month, we release an infographic with the latest data related to a Leading Health Indicator (LHI) topic on HealthyPeople.gov. 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 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.…

Health care-associated infections (HAIs) are infections people get while receiving care for another condition. HAIs are a significant cause of illness and death, affecting about 1 in 25 Americans who receive hospital care. To address the problem of HAIs, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the National Action Plan to Prevent Health Care-Associated Infections: Road Map to Elimination (HAI Action Plan) in 2009.…

The Healthy People 2020 team is pleased to announce the release of our health disparities data widget. The widget provides an easy way to find health disparities data related to the Healthy People 2020 objectives for the Leading Health Indicators (LHIs). LHIs are critical health issues that — if tackled appropriately — will dramatically reduce the leading causes of death and preventable illnesses.…