April 2018

Call for Nominations for the New National Clinical Care Commission!

ODPHP recently established the National Clinical Care Commissionto consider complex metabolic or autoimmune diseases that result from insulin-related issues and represent a significant disease burden in the United States. The Commission will consist of both federal and non-federal members who will provide recommendations to the Secretary and Congress on coordination and leveraging of federal programs related to these issues...

Protecting Children from Secondhand Smoke Exposure in Alaska

Exposure to secondhand smoke contributes to the deaths of 41,000 nonsmoking adults and 400 infants in the United States each year. Children exposed to secondhand smoke are at higher risk for serious health conditions, including Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and respiratory diseases. Smoke-free environments are vital to children's health and well-being, yet close to 40% of U.S. children ages 3 to 11 are exposed to secondhand smoke.

Putting the Evidence into Decision Making

Stephanie Chang, MD, MPH, Director

By Stephanie Chang, MD, MPH, Director; Christine Chang, MD, MPH, Deputy Director; and Amanda Borsky, DrPH, MPP, Dissemination & Implementation Advisor Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Evidence-based Practice Center Program At the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) Program, we place a high priority on helping health care professionals keep pace with today’s ever-increasing abundance of health information...

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

Dr. Kristin Anderson

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...