The NIH Office of Disease Prevention (ODP) Announces that the Workshop Panel’s Draft Report from the Pathways to Prevention Workshop: Achieving Health Equity in Preventive Services Is Now Available for Public Comment

Notice Number: NOT-OD-19-131

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Release Date: August 2, 2019

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Division of Program Coordination, Planning and Strategic Initiatives, Office of Disease Prevention (ODP)


The Office of Disease Prevention (ODP) invites you to comment on the panel’s draft report from the NIH Pathways to Prevention (P2P) Workshop: Achieving Health Equity in Preventive Services. Public comments will be accepted through Monday, August 26, 2019. Please reference a corresponding line number in the report for each comment, and submit all comments to The panel’s draft report is available on the ODP website: The panel will review and address public comments as needed before finalizing their report, which will be published in a peer-reviewed journal and posted on the ODP P2P website.

The NIH hosted the Pathways to Prevention Workshop: Achieving Health Equity in Preventive Services ( on June 19–20, 2019, to assess the available scientific evidence on achieving health equity in the use of clinical preventive services in a health care setting. The workshop focused on three leading causes of death in the United States: cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. The P2P workshop panel is an unbiased, independent group of researchers, physicians, or academicians who give balanced, objective and informed attention to the topic. They write a panel report that summarizes all information presented during the workshop, and includes recommendations for future research.

The workshop was co-sponsored by the Office of Disease Prevention; National Cancer Institute; National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases; and National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. This was the eighth workshop convened as part of the NIH Pathways to Prevention program ( Pathways to Prevention workshops identify research gaps in a selected scientific area, identify methodological and scientific weaknesses in that scientific area, suggest research needs, and move the field forward through an unbiased, evidence-based assessment of a complex public health issue.

More Information
For more information and to watch the archived NIH VideoCast from the workshop, visit


Please direct all inquiries to:

Kate Winseck, MSW
P2P Coordinator
Office of Disease Prevention (ODP)
Telephone: 301-827-5583