The U.S. Surgeon General is the Nation’s Doctor, providing Americans with the best scientific information available on how to improve their health and reduce the risk of illness and injury. The Surgeon General oversees the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps, an elite group of over 6,000 uniformed officers who are public health professionals. The USPHS mission is to protect, promote, and advance the health of our nation.
VADM Jerome Adams, M.D., is the 20th Surgeon General of the United States. His mission as the “Nation’s Doctor,” is to advance the health of the American people.
Learn the actions Americans can take to help prevent the misuse of opioids.
Right now, our future prosperity is at risk because many of our communities and many of our people are not as healthy as they could be.