Fiscal Year 2023
Released March, 2022
Topics on this page: Cross-Agency Priority Goals | Strategic Goals Overview | Agency Priority Goals | Performance Management | Strategic Review
Cross-Agency Priority Goals
Per the GPRAMA requirement to address Cross-Agency Priority (CAP) Goals in the agency strategic plan, the annual performance plan, and the annual performance report, please refer to www.Performance.gov for the agency’s contributions to those goals and progress, where applicable.
Strategic Goals Overview
HHS recently developed the HHS Strategic Plan FY 2022-2026. The strategic goals and strategic objectives will be included in the FY 2023 Annual Performance Plan and posted here: https://www.hhs.gov/about/strategic-plan/index.html.
The five strategic goals are:
Goal 1: Protect and Strengthen Equitable Access to High Quality and Affordable Healthcare.
Goal 2: Safeguard and Improve National and Global Health Conditions and Outcomes.
Goal 3: Strengthen Social Well-being, Equity and Economic Resilience.
Goal 4: Restore Trust and Accelerate Advancements in Science and Research for All.
Goal 5: Advance Strategic Management to Build Trust, Transparency, and Accountability.
Agency Priority Goals
HHS recently developed the FY 2022-2023 Agency Priority goals. The five goals include:
- Behavioral Health: Increase equitable access to and utilization of prevention, treatment, and recovery services to improve health outcomes for those affected by behavioral health conditions.
- By September 30, 2023, increase by 15% over a baseline of 1,015,386 the number of unique patients dispensed prescriptions for buprenorphine from retail pharmacies in the U.S. and 15% over a baseline of 324,126 the number of prescriptions dispensed for naloxone in U.S. outpatient retail and mail-order pharmacies.
- By September 30, 2023, increase by 20% the number of individuals referred for behavioral health services by SAMHSA grantees engaged in screening and assessment.
- Child Well-Being: By September 30, 2023, HHS will improve child well-being, especially in underserved or marginalized populations and communities.
- Emergency Preparedness: While promoting equitable access, strengthen the systems for domestic and global health, human services, and public health to protect the nation's well-being before, during, and after disasters and public health emergencies. By September 30, 2023, HHS will complete 4 projects, establish a new ASPR office, and increase by at least 10% key deliverables to increase resources that develop and improve the national capacity of public health, human services, and global health disaster management entities to respond equitably to emerging threats and emergency incidents above FY 2020.
- Equity: Advance progress towards equity in health and human services by optimizing opportunities and access for underserved and marginalized populations and addressing drivers of inequities throughout the life course in order to remove barriers, reduce disparities, and improve outcomes. By September 30, 2023, initiate at least 10 equity assessments on HHS policies and activities and identify potential actions for improvement.
- Maternal Health: Improve maternal health and advance health equity across the life course by assuring the equitable provision of evidence-based high-quality care and addressing racism, discrimination, and other biases. By September 30, 2023, HHS will:
- increase by 10% the number of hospitals participating in Perinatal Quality Collaboratives engaged in data-informed quality improvement efforts to address the drivers of maternal mortality and achieve equity;
- increase by 10% the number of birthing facilities that are participating in the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health; and
- increase by 20% the number of pregnant and postpartum people, their support networks, and providers reached by HHS messages about urgent maternal warning signs.
Performance goals and measures are powerful tools to advance an effective, efficient, and productive government, while being accountable for achieving program outcomes. HHS regularly collects and analyzes performance data to inform decisions, to gauge meaningful progress towards objectives, and to identify more cost-efficient ways to achieve results. Responding to opportunities afforded by GPRAMA, HHS continues to institute significant improvements in performance management, including:
- Developing, analyzing, reporting, and managing agency priority goals and conducting performance reviews between HHS component staff and HHS leadership to monitor progress towards achieving key performance objectives.
- Conducting the Strategic Reviews process to support decision-making and performance improvement across the Department.
- Coordinating performance measurement, budgeting, strategic planning, and enterprise risk management activities within the Department.
- Fostering a network of component Performance Officers who support, coordinate, and implement performance management efforts across HHS.
- Sharing best practices in performance management at HHS through webinars and other media.
GPRAMA aligned agency strategic planning cycles to presidential election cycles and administrative transitions. As a result, the administration established HHS’s FY 2022–2026 Strategic Plan with a set of strategic priorities that began in FY 2022. Strategic review summaries and categorizations of progress accompanying HHS’s strategic objective descriptions will be reported in future HHS Annual Performance Reports.