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HHS Strategic Plan and Secretary's Strategic Initiatives

Strategic Plan FY 2014 - 2018

Every four years, HHS updates its Strategic Plan, which describes its work to address complex, multifaceted, and evolving health and human services issues.  An agency strategic plan is one of three main elements required by the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) of 1993 (P.L. 103-62) and the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010 (P.L. 111-352).  An agency strategic plan defines its mission, goals, and the means by which it will measure its progress in addressing specific national problems over a four-year period.

For the period FY 2014—2018, HHS is publishing its Strategic Plan as a Web document, which will be updated periodically to reflect the Department’s strategies, actions, and progress toward its goals. The Web version of the Strategic Plan, rather than focusing on a static set of performance measures, provides priorities, accomplishments, and next steps that are tracked and updated frequently, reinforcing the Strategic Plan’s function as a living, vital document that serves a genuine management purpose. The Strategic Plan was last updated March 10, 2014.


Secretary’s Strategic Initiatives

  • Promote High-Value, Safe, and Effective Health Care
  • Secure and Expand Health Insurance Coverage
  • Eliminate Health Disparities
  • Accelerate the Process of Scientific Discovery to Improve Health
  • Implement a 21st Century Food Safety System
  • Promote Early Childhood Health and Development
  • Put Children and Youth on the Path for Successful Futures
  • Promote Community Living for Older Adults and People with Disabilities
  • Promote Prevention and Wellness across the Lifespan
  • Help Americans Achieve and Maintain Healthy Weight
  • Prevent and Reduce Tobacco Use
  • Prevent New HIV Infections and Promote Optimal Health among Persons Living with HIV/AIDS
  • Promote Global Well-being and Health Diplomacy
  • Protect Americans’ Health and Safety during Emergencies, and Foster Resilience in Response to Emergencies
  • Promote Program Integrity, Accountability, and Transparency
  • Protect Patients’ Health Information and Their Privacy Rights
  • Foster a 21st Century Health Workforce

Last Updated: March 2014

Content created by Assist. Sec./Planning & Evaluation
Content last reviewed on July 29, 2014