Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI)
National Institutes of Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


Healthy People 2020

In partnership with the HHS Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP), ODP participates in the development of the Healthy People initiative, a comprehensive set of disease prevention and health promotion objectives for the Nation to achieve over the next decade. Created by scientists both inside and outside of Government, Healthy People identifies a wide range of public health priorities and specific, measurable objectives. A smaller set of Healthy People 2020 objectives, called Leading Health Indicators, has been selected to communicate high-priority health issues and actions that can be taken to address them. In collaboration with ODPHP and other partner organizations, ODP provides advice on numerous Healthy People activities to ensure that agency priorities are appropriately represented. ODP staff also serve on the Federal Interagency Workgroup, the principal advisory body for the overall development and implementation of the Healthy People initiative. Learn more about Healthy People and the Leading Health Indicators.

The National Prevention and Health Promotion Strategy

The National Prevention and Health Promotion Strategy is a comprehensive plan that will help increase the number of Americans who are healthy at every stage of life. Created by the National Prevention, Health Promotion, and Public Health Council in consultation with the public and an Advisory Group of outside experts, the Strategy recognizes that good health comes not just from receiving quality medical care, but from stopping disease before it starts. Called for by the Affordable Care Act, the strategy provides evidence-based recommendations that are fundamental to improving the Nation’s health through the active engagement of all sectors of society. ODP represents the NIH on the HHS Intradepartmental Workgroup. This workgroup is led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to coordinate the input of Federal agencies on activities related to the National Prevention and Health Promotion Strategy. ODP is charged with identifying NIH efforts that support the strategic directions and the priority areas of the strategy. Learn more about the National Prevention and Health Promotion Strategy.

National Prevention Council Action Plan
As a way to continue this commitment to increase awareness of the value of prevention across multiple sectors, the National Prevention Council Action plan was developed. This action plan highlights the important contributions that each member department of the Council is making to ensure the health, well-being, and resilience of the American people. This plan demonstrates how these departments are implementing prevention efforts, in line with their respective missions, to achieve the goal of the National Prevention Strategy. Read the National Prevention Council Action Plan.

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

Coordinated by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) conducts scientific evidence reviews of a broad range of clinical preventive health care services and develops recommendations for primary care clinicians and health systems. As a partner organization, ODP works closely with colleagues at AHRQ to provide scientific input on draft evidence reviews and clinical practice guidelines to be included in the Guide to Clinical Preventive Services. ODP also disseminates information to NIH Institutes and Centers about high-priority evidence gaps for clinical preventive services that have been identified by the USPSTF. Learn more about the USPSTF and the Guide to Clinical Preventive Services.

Community Preventive Services Task Force External Website Policy

The Community Preventive Services Task Force is an independent, non-Federal panel of prevention experts that conducts rigorous systematic reviews and provides public health recommendations to the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention to inform decision-making about policy, practice, and research priorities for community preventive services. Task Force recommendations are published in the Community Guide to Preventive Services. The ODP is an official liaison member and works with the CDC and Task Force members to ensure that recommendations represent the views, concerns, and needs of the NIH and our constituents. ODP staff also serve on, or recommend NIH scientists to serve on, systematic review teams, and help to translate Task Force recommendations into action. Learn more about the Community Preventive Services Task Force External Website Policy and the Community Guide to Preventive Services External Website Policy.