Special Supplement - January 29, 2015

Office of Dietary Supplements: Special Supplement Newsletter
  January 29, 2015

ODS Invites Public Comment on Progress Report

Nearly 20 years old, the Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) is an active Office within the National Institutes of Health. From time to time, ODS submits itself to public scrutiny, describes the outcomes of its investments, and offers an opportunity for the public to provide input into its plans.

The Strategic Plan 2010–2014 Progress Report describes what ODS 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 needs and welcomes input from others that will help inform its decisions about future investments. We invite your comments on the following important issues as we develop 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?

You, and other interested individuals and organizations, should submit your comments to ODSplan@od.nih.gov by 11:59 pm EST, March 6, 2015.

Paul M. Coates, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Dietary Supplements
National Institutes of Health

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: ODSplan@od.nih.gov.

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