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We welcome questions and comments from the general public and from the media.

Requests from the Public

The Office of Disease Prevention (ODP) provides information about disease prevention research. Please note that we cannot answer specific medical questions, make referrals, or provide guidance on health conditions. Those questions are best answered by a physician or other qualified health care professional. Please use the form provided to submit questions, comments, or suggestions.

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Alternately, you can write to us at this address. We can respond only to letters written in English.

Office of Disease Prevention
National Institutes of Health
6100 Executive Blvd., Room 2B03, MSC 7523
Bethesda, MD 20892-7523
Rockville, MD 20852 (Use only for courier services such as FedEx, UPS, & Airborne)
Tel: 301–827–5561
Fax: 301–480–7660

Requests from the Media

If you are a member of the media and you need information you haven't found on our website, or if you wish to request an interview, please submit the form below. In the body of the email, include your questions, affiliation, and deadline. This allows us to research your questions and have the appropriate staff member contact you. We will make every effort to meet your deadline.Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Eastern time, Monday through Friday.

Closed: Federal holidays

We will respond the next business day to telephone calls or emails received after hours.

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