High blood pressure raises your risk for serious health problems — but many people don’t know they have it. Check your blood pressure regularly to find problems early and protect your health. Learn about checking your blood pressure.

Our Work

At ODPHP, we lead the nation’s disease prevention and health promotion efforts on behalf of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. As part of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, we work closely with other HHS agencies — and with committed national partners and organizations that span sectors. Together, we can help achieve ODPHP's vision of a nation in which all people lead healthy and active lives.

National Health Initiatives 

Through our national health initiatives, we set priorities for improving the health of all people. Across our initiatives, we prioritize efforts to reduce health disparities and advance health equity. 

Read about our national health initiatives:

Nutrition & Physical Activity

When we give people guidance on nutrition and physical activity, we empower them to improve their health. That’s why we provide science-based nutrition and physical activity guidance and engaging resources to help people eat healthy and get active.

Learn more about our work on nutrition and physical activity:

Your Health 

We provide actionable tools and resources to help people make healthy choices in their day-to-day lives. Our resources provide practical, accessible, and engaging information on topics like physical activity, vaccines, and health conditions.  

Learn more about our tools for taking charge of your health: