National Health Initiatives, Strategies & Action Plans

Below is a list of national public health initiatives, strategies, and action plans organized by health topic. Created by groups of experts and stakeholders, these planning documents establish strategic priorities for addressing the nation’s most pressing health problems. You can use these resources to develop state or local plans, prioritize public health activities, inform funding proposals, and create other materials to ensure that public health efforts align with national goals.

This list is not exhaustive, so if you are aware of a national public health initiative or plan that is not included here, 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

Vector-Borne Diseases