NIH Office of Dietary Supplements seeks input on strategic plan

NIH Office of Dietary Supplements seeks input on strategic plan

ODS invites public comment on progress report

Published: Friday, January 30, 2015

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) is asking the public to review its recent progress and provide input to help the office develop its Strategic Plan. AHPA will be submitting comments and encourages others in the industry to also provide input.

ODS invites the public to review its Strategic Plan 2010-2014 Progress Report in order to provide the office with feedback on future goals. The report describes what the office is currently doing to achieve its mission and the goals of its strategic plan, meet its legislative mandates, and enhance the health of the public. It provides details on each ODS program and activity between 2010 and 2014.

ODS is seeking input from the public that will help inform its decisions about future investments and address the following important issues as it develops a strategic plan for 2015-2019:

  • Are the current strategic goals adequate? Should any be modified? Are any new ones needed?
  • Is ODS meeting its stakeholders' needs?
  • In the future, should any of ODS's current programs or activities be given higher (or lower) priority? Are any new ones needed?
  • How can ODS more effectively provide useful information to the ODS user community, including consumers, investigators, practitioners, industry, media, policymakers, government, and other interested parties?

The deadline for submitting comments to is 11:59 pm EST, March 6, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anne L. Thurn, Ph.D., Office of Dietary Supplements, National Institutes of Health, 6100 Executive Boulevard, Room 3B01, Bethesda, MD 20892-7517, Phone: 301-435-2920, Fax: 301-480-1845, Email:


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