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Secretary Mike Leavitt

Head of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Following his core principles (right), Secretary Mike Leavitt uses a 500-Day Plan as a management tool to guide his energies in fulfilling the President’s vision of a healthier and more hopeful America. The plan is both flexible and dynamic. The 250-Day Update reflects the evolution of the Secretary’s original 500-Day Plan. Based on these guides, Secretary Leavitt has identified his priorities for the coming year.

Priority Activities   (PDF Version) (1.2MB)
Original 500-Day Plan   (PDF Version) (633KB)
250-Day Update   (PDF Version) (634KB)
First Year Major Accomplishments   (PDF Version) (234KB)
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The Office of the Secretary is directly supported by the Deputy Secretary, seven Assistant Secretaries, and six offices.

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Recent Activities

November 21, 2006 - Secretary Leavitt presents the Presidential Award for Management Excellence to ACF's Grants Center for Excellence and HHS leadership. The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) received the Presidential Award for Management Excellence after consolidating the electronic grants system and saving millions of dollars. This is the first year HHS has received such an honor. More>>

Pictured are (from left): Counselor to the Secretary for Human Services Policy Richard Campanelli, HHS Deputy Secretary Alex Azar, Assistant Secretary for Children and Families Wade F. Horn, Office of Public Health and Science’s Brad Hendrick, ACF’s David Jenkins, ACF’s Diana King, Secretary Leavitt, ACF’s Deborah Ferrenz, Director of the Office of Information Services Michael Curtis, HHS Chief Information Officer Charlie Havokost, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration Curt Coy and Deputy Chief of Staff Kerry Weems. [Credit Chris Smith]


September 26, 2006 - Secretary Leavitt addresses the eHealth Initiative's Health Information Technology Summit. More>>

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August 24, 2006 - Secretary Leavitt's vision for Health Care Transparency. More>>

"Consumers need to know –and they deserve to know – the value of their health care. I believe that bringing transparency to quality and cost information will reform health care in America."


August 22, 2006 - Secretary Leavitt participates with President Bush in the signing of the Health Care Transparency Executive Order.
Executive Order>>   Remarks>>   Fact Sheet>>


July 17, 2006 - Secretary Leavitt signs a Declaration in support of the Louisiana Health Care Redesign Collaborative (LHCRC). HHS is playing a supporting and guiding role as the locally-led Collaborative builds a blue-print for a modern health care system. Speech More…


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