2013-2014 APTR-ODPHP Prevention Health Policy Residency Rotations
APTR is pleased to announce continuing field placements for Preventive Medicine and Primary Care residents based at the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion(ODPHP) in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health within the Office of the Secretary at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Residents will witness the process of federal health policy making and will be able to consider potential roles for physicians. Residents may become involved in any aspect of ODPHP activities. They may also participate in ODPHP’s policy advisory role by commenting on documents reviewed by the office. Residents will be encouraged to attend meetings and briefings with high-level policy makers and other prevention-related events which often occur in Washington.
Congress created ODPHP in 1976 to develop and coordinate a wide range of national disease prevention and health promotion activities. ODPHP provides leadership for a healthier America through national programs and policies. The office collaborates with HHS agencies and other partners in prevention. A variety of initiatives are housed within and/or coordinated by ODPHP. For example, the office provides the prevention framework for the nation through Healthy People, assists with HHS prevention communication efforts, and encourages evidence-based prevention with a focus on nutrition and physical activity.
Selected ODPHP Initiatives
- Healthy People
- Leading Health Indicators
- Health Communication and eHealth
- Dietary Guidelines for Americans
- Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans
- Healthcare-Associated Infections
- Adverse Drug Events
For more information about ODPHP, please visit: http://odphp.hhs.gov
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