HHS FY2015 Budget in Brief

Department of Health and Human ServicesOffice of the Secretary, General Departmental Management 

General Departmental Management supports the Secretary in her role as chief policy officer and general manager of the Department.

General Departmental Management Budget Overview

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Prevention and Public Health Fund





PHS Evaluation Funds





Pregnancy Assistance Fund





Total, Program Level






Full Time Equivalents

2013: 1,577

2014: 1,574

2015: 1,590

2015 +/- 2014: +16

General Departmental Management Programs

The FY 2015 Budget for General Departmental Management (GDM) is $535 million in program level funding, a decrease of $15 million below FY 2014. The Budget supports grant programs as well as the Secretary's roles in administering and overseeing the organization, programs, and activities of the Department. These efforts are carried out through 11 Staff Divisions and Offices in GDM.

Teen Pregnancy Prevention: The FY 2015 Budget includes $105 million from the Prevention and Public Health Fund to support community efforts to reduce teen pregnancy. In addition, $7 million in Public Health Service Act evaluation funding is included for the evaluation of teen pregnancy prevention activities. Teen pregnancy funding will be used for replicating programs that have proven effective through rigorous evaluation to reduce teenage pregnancy; for research and demonstration grants to develop, replicate, refine and test additional models and innovative strategies; and for training, technical assistance, and outreach. Collaborative efforts in teen pregnancy prevention will support innovative youth pregnancy prevention strategies which are medically accurate and age appropriate.

Office of Minority Health: The Budget includes $36 million for the Office of Minority Health, a decrease of $21 million below FY 2014. The Office of Minority Health will lead, coordinate and collaborate on minority health activities in HHS, and place less emphasis on program development. This funding will enable the Office of Minority Health to continue some targeted grants and health promotion, service demonstration, and educational efforts to prevent disease, reduce and ultimately eliminate disparities in racial and ethnic minority populations across the country.

Minority HIV/AIDS: The FY 2015 Budget includes $54 million, an increase of $2 million above the FY 2014, in Public Health Service Act evaluation funding to support innovative approaches to HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment in minority communities disproportionately impacted by this disease. These funds will allow the Department to continue priority investments and public health strategies targeted to reduce the disparate burden of HIV/AIDS in racial and ethnic minority populations.

Office on Women's Health:The Budget includes $30 million for the Office on Women’s Health, a decrease of $4 million below FY 2014. The Office on Women’s Health will lead, coordinate, and collaborate on women’s health activities and program development in HHS. This funding will allow the Office on Women’s Health to continue some targeted grants and support the advancement of women's health programs through promoting and coordinating research, service delivery, and education. These programs are carried out throughout the divisions and offices of HHS, with other government organizations, and with consumer and health professional groups.

Acquisition Reform:In addition, $2 million is included in the Budget for the HHS portion of a government-wide initiative in contract and acquisition reform. Funding will be used to increase the capacity and capabilities of the Department’s acquisition workforce.

Other General Departmental Management:The Budget includes $301 million for the remainder of the GDM program level. The Budget funds leadership, policy, legal, and administrative guidance to HHS components and also includes funding to continue ongoing programmatic activities. In addition, the Budget will strengthen program integrity by reducing fraud, waste, and abuse while increasing accountability.

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