FY 2023 Annual Performance Plan and Report - Overview

Fiscal Year 2023
Released March, 2022

Topics on this page: Mission Statement | HHS Organizational Structure


The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the United States government’s principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services.   HHS is tackling major challenges facing our country today, including the COVID-19 pandemic, increasing numbers of Unaccompanied Migrant Children, climate change, the opioid and substance use crisis, health inequality between this country’s diverse populations, and more.

HHS works closely with other federal departments and international partners to coordinate efforts and ensure the maximum benefit for the public throughout its work.   HHS also works with state, local, and U.S. territorial governments to achieve its mission.   The Federal Government has a unique legal and political government-to-government relationship with tribal governments and provides health services for American Indians and Alaska Natives consistent with this special relationship.   HHS works with tribal governments, urban Indian organizations, and other tribal organizations to facilitate greater consultation and coordination between state and tribal governments on health and human services.

HHS also has strong partnerships with the private sector and nongovernmental organizations.   The Department works with industries, academic institutions, trade organizations, and advocacy groups to leverage resources from organizations and individuals with shared interests.   By collaborating with these partners, HHS accomplishes its mission in ways that are the least burdensome and most beneficial to the American public.   Private sector grantees, such as academic institutions and faith-based and neighborhood partnerships, often provide HHS-funded services at the local level.   

The Annual Performance Plan provides information on the Department’s planned measures of progress towards achieving the goals and objectives described in the newly developed HHS Strategic Plan for FY 2022-2026.   This document first provides the HHS Mission Statement and the HHS Organizational Structure.   The Annual Performance Plan provides an overview of Cross-Agency Priority Goals, Strategic Goals, Agency Priority Goals, Performance Management, and Strategic Reviews.   The plan then provides historical results and upcoming targets for the performance measures under each Strategic Objective, as well as an explanation for how the program will accomplish each target for FY 2023.   Finally, the Plan details evidence building efforts at HHS, cross-government collaborations, and major management priorities for HHS.

Mission Statement

The mission of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is to enhance the health and well-being of all Americans, by providing for effective health and human services and by fostering sound, sustained advances in the sciences underlying medicine, public health, and social services.

HHS Organizational Structure

The Department includes 11 OpDivs that administer HHS programs:

  • Administration for Children and Families (ACF)
  • Administration for Community Living (ACL)
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
  • Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
  • Indian Health Service (IHS)
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

In addition, 14 StaffDivs and the Immediate Office of the Secretary (IOS) coordinate Department operations and provide guidance to the operating divisions:

  • Assistant Secretary for Administration (ASA)
  • Assistant Secretary for Financial Resources (ASFR)
  • Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH)
  • Assistant Secretary for Legislation (ASL)
  • Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE)
  • Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR)
  • Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs (ASPA)
  • Departmental Appeals Board (DAB)
  • Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
  • Office of Global Affairs (OGA)
  • Office of Inspector General (OIG)
  • Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA)
  • Office of the General Counsel (OGC)
  • Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)

The HHS organizational chart is available at https://www.hhs.gov/about/orgchart/.


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