Health Care Quality and Patient Safety

ODPHP is committed to achieving high-quality health care for all Americans. Our initiatives aim to increase patient safety through prevention strategies focused on adverse drug events, health care-associated infections, and other aspects of patient care.

News & Announcements

Follow @HHSPrevention on Twitter!

We’re excited to announce the launch of our brand-new Twitter handle: @HHSPrevention. Follow us!

Follow @HHSPrevention for information for health professionals on disease prevention and health promotion policies and programs. We’ll be sharing information about ODPHP events, including training opportunities, webinars, and conferences.

We’ll also keep you up to date on the latest health.gov announcements — such as updates about our work on the next edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines, new Dietary Guidelines tools and resources, health literacy information, and updated guidance on health care quality and patient safety.…

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Featured Initiatives

Adverse Drug Events

Adverse Drug Events

Many ADEs (injuries that result from medical intervention related to a drug) are preventable. Our national action plan to prevent ADEs seeks to engage leaders at all levels to use evidence-based guidelines and strategies to help prevent ADEs.

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Health Care-Associated Infections

Health Care-Associated Infections

HAIs (infections people get while they are receiving health care) are a significant cause of illness and death. Our national action plan to reduce HAIs provides a road map for preventing HAIs in health care facilities.

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Pathways to Safer Opioid Use course

Pathways to Safer Opioid Use

This interactive training for health professionals promotes the appropriate, safe, and effective use of opioids to manage chronic pain.

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Partnering to Heal course

Partnering to Heal

This online video-simulation training program focuses on HAI prevention for clinicians, health professional students, and patient advocates.

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