Opportunity to Submit Comments for the Office of Disease Prevention Draft Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2014–2018

The Office of Disease Prevention (ODP) has announced the release of a Request for Information to gather broad public input on the ODP Draft Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2014–2018. The draft plan outlines the priorities that the Office will focus on over the next 5 years and highlights ODP’s role in advancing prevention research at the NIH.

Dr. David M. Murray writes:

The draft plan was developed with input from NIH scientific and planning experts, other federal agencies, the extramural research community, professional societies, the health care sector, and the general public. Based on this feedback, six strategic priorities were selected as the framework for the plan. The priorities represent the breadth of ODP activities and allow for emerging areas of opportunity to be incorporated into Office activities. The priorities are not mutually exclusive and are not presented in order of importance. It is anticipated that outcomes associated with each objective will contribute to the overall success of the Office in achieving our vision.

The ODP invites input on the draft strategic plan via the online Request for Information. While respondents are encouraged to review and provide feedback on any part of the draft document, comments on the six strategic priorities and related objectives are encouraged.

Interested parties may include, but are not limited to, prevention researchers in academia and industry, health care professionals, patient advocates and advocacy organizations, scientific and professional organizations, federal agencies, and other interested members of the public. Organizations are strongly encouraged to submit a single response that reflects the view of their organization or membership as a whole.

Please share with your colleagues this opportunity to provide comments. We are interested in obtaining input from a variety of stakeholders on the draft strategic plan. To ensure consideration, responses must be received by November 22, 2013.

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