Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
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Created by Congress in 1976, the Office of Deisease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) plays a vital role in developing and coordinating a wide range of national disease prevention and health promotion activities.
ODPHP is within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Initiatives of the ODPHP include:
This consumer-focused site provides easy-to-understand information, tips, and tools for staying healthy.
- Healthy People 2020
Healthy People 2020 provides 10-year national health objectives in more than 40 topic areas. The Web site features tools, resources, and opportunities to get involved.
- Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans provides evidence-based nutrition information and advice for people age 2 and older. They serve as the basis for Federal food and nutrition education programs. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture have jointly published the Dietary Guidelines for Americansevery 5 years since 1980.
- Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans
For the first time, the Federal Government has issued the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, which describe the types and amounts of physical activity that offer substantial health benefits to Americans.