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.

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. The good news? Skin cancer can almost always be cured when it’s found and treated early — even melanoma, the most dangerous kind of skin cancer.

Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month is a chance for communities, health professionals, and families to work together to prevent this cancer or detect it early on.…

ODPHP recently established the National Clinical Care Commission to 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.…

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.…

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.…