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Disease Prevention and Wellness Reports and Publications

As the guardian of the nation’s health, the Surgeon General is charged with keeping the American people up-to-date on the latest research and scientific thinking on preventing disease and disability and promoting the choices that lead to a healthy, productive life. Surgeon General publications on disease prevention and wellness cover a wide range of topics, from deep vein thrombosis and bone health to aging, sexual health, and the challenges facing people with disabilities.

Explore the publications below to learn about the remarkable progress that has been made toward improving wellness in the U.S. and preventing disease before it starts.

Title Type Date
Healthy Aging in Action Report 2016
Surgeon General's Workshop on Health Promotion and Aging: Proceedings Workshop 1988
Agricultural Safety and Health
Papers and Proceedings of the Surgeon General's Conference on Agricultural Safety and Health Conference 1992
Report of the Surgeon General's Workshop on Prevention of Disability from Arthritis Workshop 1966
Bone Health
Bone Health and Osteoporosis: A Report of the Surgeon General Report 2004
Report of the Surgeon General's Workshop on Osteoporosis and Bone Health Workshop 2003
Children with Handicaps
Report of the Surgeon General's Workshop on Children With Handicaps and Their Families Workshop 1983
Deep Vein Thrombosis
The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism Call to Action 2008
Report of the Surgeon General's Workshop on Children with HIV Infection and Their Families Workshop 1987
Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) Control
The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Control Hypertension Call to Action 2020
Executive Summary 2020
Infographic of Top 10 Strategies 2020
Infographic on Health Problems Caused by Hypertension 2020
Sectors and Strategies resource 2020
Partner Toolkit 2020
Maternal and Infant Health
Report of Surgeon General's Workshop on Maternal and Infant Health Workshop 1981
Mental Retardation
Closing the Gap: A National Blueprint to Improve the Health of Persons with Mental Retardation Report 2002
Organ Donation
The Surgeon General's Workshop on Increasing Organ Donation: Proceedings Workshop 1991
Reye Syndrome
Surgeon General's Advisory on the Use of Salicylates and Reye Syndrome Advisory 1982
Sexual Health
The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Promote Sexual Health and Responsible Sexual Behavior Call to Action 2001
Solid Waste Management
Proceedings of the Surgeon General's Conference on Solid Waste Management Conference 1967
National Prevention Strategy America’s Plan for Better Health and Wellness Report 2011
Statement of Vice Admiral Jerome M. Adams, M.D., M.Ph. Surgeon General of the U.S. Public Health Service Before the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (Help) U.S. Senate Statement 2017
Encouraging Healthy Communities: Perspective from the Surgeon General Video (committee hearing) 2017
Surgeon General's Conference: Growing Up and Getting Medical Care: Youth with Special Health Care Needs: A Summary of Conference Proceedings Conference 1989
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Content last reviewed on October 16, 2020