National Health Initiatives, Strategies & Action Plans

This page offers a list of national public health initiatives, strategies, and action plans organized by health topic. These planning documents are generally created by groups of experts and stakeholders and are designed to establish strategic priorities for tackling the nation’s most pressing health problems. Public health professionals can use these resources to develop state or local plans, prioritize public health activities, inform funding proposals, and develop other materials to ensure that public health efforts align with national goals.

This list is comprehensive but not exhaustive. If you are aware of a national public health initiative or plan that is not included here, please let us know at For information about guidelines or recommendations developed by CDC, CDC federal advisory committees, or by CDC in collaboration with other organizations or agencies, visit Guidelines and Recommendations.

Alzheimer’s Disease

Chronic Disease

Cross-Cutting Topics

Emergency Preparedness & Response

Environmental Health

Health Disparities

Health IT

Healthcare Quality

Heart Disease & Stroke


Infectious Disease

Injury & Violence Prevention (Child Safety, Highway Safety, Occupational Safety, Suicide, Violence)

Reproductive Health

Smoking & Tobacco Use


Page last reviewed: October 4, 2018