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HHS FY 2017 Budget in Brief - General Departmental Management


Office 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

(Dollars in millions)

  2015 2016 2017 2017
+/- 2016
Budget Authority 448 456 479 +23
PHS Evaluation Funds 65 65 66 +1
Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control 10 10 10 --
Proposed Law, Recovery Audit Contractor Collections (non-add) -- -- 2 +2
Total, Program Level /1 523 531 555 +24
         
Full-Time Equivalents 1,460 1,491

 

1,583

 

+92

 

         

1/   This total does not include the Pregnancy Assistance Fund.

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

The FY 2017 Budget for General Departmental Management is $555 million in program level funding, an increase of $24 million above FY 2016.  The Budget supports grant programs as well as the Secretary's role in administering and overseeing the organization, programs, and activities of the Department.  These efforts are carried out through 11 Staff Divisions and Offices.

Teen Pregnancy Prevention

The Budget includes $105 million to support community efforts to reduce teen pregnancy and collaborate on abstinence education projects.  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 $57 million for the Office of Minority Health, the same as FY 2016. The Office of Minority Health will lead, coordinate, and collaborate on minority health activities in the Department, with emphasis on program development.  This funding will enable the Office of Minority Health to continue 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.  Additionally, the Office of Minority Health will continue to fund the development of a clinical trial education action plan and a Lupus health education program.

Minority HIV/AIDS

The Budget includes $54 million, the same as FY 2016, 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 $32 million for the Office on Women’s Health, the same as FY 2016.  The Office on Women’s Health will lead, coordinate, and collaborate on women’s health activities and program development in the Department.  This funding will allow the Office on Women’s Health to continue targeted grants and support the advancement of women's health programs through promoting and coordinating research, service delivery, and education. Funds will also allow the Office on Women’s Health to continue a state partnership initiative to reduce violence against women.  These programs are also carried out throughout the divisions and offices of the Department, with other government organizations, and with consumer and health professional groups.

Acquisition Reform

The Budget includes $2 million, the same as FY 2016, for the Department 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 $281 million for the remainder of the activities supported by General Departmental Management in the Office of the Secretary.  The Budget funds leadership, policy, legal, and administrative guidance to the Department 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 and develop and expand on three data and innovation initiatives for FY 2017.

Idea Lab

The Budget supports the growth of the Department Idea Lab and includes $2 million to expand  activities.  Resources will allow the Department to pilot new programmatic activities to support innovative ideas that increase efficiency and effectiveness.

Data Act

The Budget includes $10 million to implement the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014, which expands the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 in an effort to improve transparency of federal spending and government‑wide financial data standards.  The Department plays a crucial role in the implementation of the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014. This funding will support necessary changes to IT systems and business processes across all HHS operating divisions. The funding will also support HHS’s government-wide work on the grants-specific portion of the DATA Act Pilot to Reduce Recipient Reporting Burden.

Agency Digital Services Team

The Budget includes $5 million for the Department to establish and staff an agency Digital Services team.  The request will enable the Department to focus on the implementation of milestones to build capacity and support the development of a Digital Services team and drive the efficiency and effectiveness of the Department’s highest-impact digital services.

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Content last reviewed on February 16, 2016