The ODP Strategic Plan FY 2019-2023, Prevention Research: Building a Healthier Future (PDF) includes six strategic priorities that will guide the activities of the Office over the next 5 years. In 2022, the ODP elevated health disparities from a cross-cutting theme to a seventh strategic priority. The priorities are interconnected, allowing each area to leverage staff expertise and build upon prevention related resources, tools, and initiatives developed across the ODP.
These cross-cutting themes (PDF) represent areas of opportunity for the ODP to serve as a catalyst for developing, coordinating, and implementing new activities and to better integrate disease prevention into trans-NIH initiatives.
- Leading causes and risk factors for premature morbidity and mortality
- Dissemination and implementation research
- Health disparities (elevated to become the strategic priority "Address Health Disparities" in 2022)
The priorities represent the breadth of ODP activities and allow for emerging areas of opportunity to be incorporated into Office activities. It is anticipated that outcomes associated with each objective will contribute to the overall success of the Office in achieving its vision.