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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.
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
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Bethesda, MD 20892-7523
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Contacting Other Federal Government Media Offices
- List of phone numbers for media contacts at all NIH Institutes and Centers
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- Other Federal Media Offices