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).…

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.…

At the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPC) Program, we place a high priority on helping health care professionals keep pace with today’s ever-increasing abundance of health information. Our mission is to make sure health care decisions are based on the best available evidence for the best possible health outcome.

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.

This online, interactive training is based on the opioid-related recommendations in the National Action Plan for Adverse Drug Event Prevention (ADE Action Plan).…

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.…

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.…