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Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (ASH)

Mobilizing leadership in science and prevention for a healthier nation

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (ASH) oversees 12 core public health offices — including the Office of the Surgeon General and the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps — as well as 10 regional health offices across the nation and 10 Presidential and Secretarial advisory committees. 

 

National Action Plan for Adverse Drug Event Prevention

Adverse drug events (ADE) are the largest contributor to hospital-related complications and account for more than 3.5 million physician office visits each year. As a result, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and the U.S. Department of Justice developed the National Action Plan for Adverse Drug Event Prevention. This plan contains information, resources, and recommendations to reduce adverse drug events and enhance patient safety across all health care settings.  To view the ADE Action Plan, visit: http://www.health.gov/hai/ade.asp.

 

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Content last reviewed on August 26, 2014