The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) is the highest official authority in the United States, established by Congress in 1976, and has been leading the national disease prevention and health promotion efforts together with CDC, NIH and some other federal agencies in human and health services for more than four decades.
The ODPHP’s main tasks are to set national health goals and objectives and support programs, services and education activities that improve the health of all Americans, especially its national prevention plan of the Healthy People program, now known as currently Healthy People 2020 and in preparation for Healthy People 2030.
OUR Health or OUR Healthy People Consortium is a grass-root organization that aims to help OUR Healthy People’s health-education program to mobilize, organize and empower every-day practitioners, both nationwide and worldwide, and from all human services and activities. Its purpose is to promote, strengthen and implement the national goals and objectives set by ODPHP and its Healthy People 2020/2030 program.
OUR Healthy People is headquartered in Orlando. It was initiated and is coordinated by Orlando University, a non-traditional, voluntarian higher education institution, to attract practitioners to network and work together in an organized and application-oriented manner to make real contributions to the people they serve.
Every-day practitioners at OUR Healthy People are those highly-motivated health professionals, entrepreneurs, educators, administrators, and consumers at local, state, national and international levels. Through OUR health educational platform, they are gaining an unprecedented opportunity to share and publish their research, ideas, and experiences to national leaders, experts and peers.
OUR health education programs range extensively, however, participations are highly flexible in meeting specific needs or interests of individual practitioners. They may include, but are not limited to the following:
- Being on committee boards for setting/coordinating various OUR programs/activities.
- Conferencing to share your research, ideas, and practices with national leaders/experts.
- Publishing your research, ideas and experience in practice-oriented scholarship journals.
- Training, mentoring and credentialing in health education with national/global standing.
- Research and reporting to leaders and authorities on national/global health issues.
- Social marketing and developing a client base in the community you serve.
- Recognizing, rewarding and awarding excellence in health and education peers.
OUR welcomes all practitioners from all fields of work and study to join OUR Healthy People Consortium for the purpose of improving health and living longer, for ourselves and for all others throughout the globe.
More specific benefits and responsibilities for three levels of memberships of OUR Healthy People Consortium will be presented here later this fall.
Please contact us at OUR@orlandoedu.us. Thank you very much for your interest and support!