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.

Every March we celebrate Patient Safety Awareness Week, a time to raise awareness about the importance of patient safety — and a great opportunity to share strategies that health professionals can use to protect their patients.

Pathways to Safer Opioid Use is an interactive training that ODPHP developed for health care professionals, public health professionals, and students.…

USDA and HHS have added a new step in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans development process. For the first time, the Departments will seek public comments on the proposed topics and supporting scientific questions that will be considered during the development of the upcoming 2020-2025 edition.

Adverse drug events (ADEs) are a significant public health problem, and they can happen in any health care setting. During transitions of care, when a patient moves from one health care setting to the next, ADEs are the cause of approximately 2 in 3 post-discharge complications. About half of these complications are preventable.…

Colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) is the third most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of death from cancer. Colorectal cancer affects people in all racial and ethnic groups and is most often found in people age 50 and older. Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month is a great time to spread the word about the importance of getting screened for colorectal cancer.…