The Office of Disease Prevention is seeking public comment on its strategic plan

The Office of Disease Prevention (ODP), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is currently seeking public comment on the development of its strategic plan for the next five years.

The mission of the ODP is to improve public health by increasing the scope, quality, dissemination, and impact of prevention research supported by NIH. The goals and objectives presented in the final strategic plan will outline the priorities for ODP and highlight the role of the Office in advancing prevention research at NIH.

Respondents are encouraged to review and provide comments on a set of draft strategic priorities. Specifically, ODP would like input on measurable objectives for each priority and benchmarks for gauging progress. Respondents can also provide recommendations on steps ODP could take to improve processes NIH uses to solicit, review, and administer prevention research grants and cooperative agreements. Continue reading

Physical activity guidelines report now available for public comment

The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion along with the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, & Nutrition are set to release a report on strategies to increase physical activity among youth next year. Continue reading