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.

Injuries are the leading cause of death for Americans ages 1 to 40, but there are many ways to stay safe and prevent injuries.

Take action during National Safety Month — encourage communities, workplaces, families, and individuals to identify and report safety hazards. You can help raise awareness about ways to reduce the risk of injuries.…

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 Oral Health. Check out the infographic below, then head over to the Healthy People 2020 LHI Infographic Gallery to see infographics for other LHI topic areas.…

On November 1, 2017, ODPHP held a free public listening session titled Partnering to Prevent Hypoglycemia in Washington, DC. Participants included federal partners, public and private health professionals, organizations, and consumer representatives.

Keynote speakers included:

Don Wright, MD, MPH, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health and Director of ODPHP, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services LaShawn McIver, MD, MPH, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and Advocacy, American Diabetes Association

The listening session focused on hypoglycemia as an important public health issue and federal efforts to reduce hypoglycemic adverse drug events (ADEs).…