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.

Respondents may include, but are not limited to, prevention researchers in academia and industry, health care professionals, patient advocates and advocacy organizations, scientific or professional organizations, federal agencies, and other interested members of the public.

Organizations are strongly encouraged to submit a single response that reflects the views of their organization and membership as a whole.

Though the initial date for closing comments was April 14, 2013 it has been extended until April 30, 2013. 

For questions and to provide comments, please visit the ODP website or contact Ms. Wilma Peterman Cross (

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