Tens of millions of Americans get affordable health care and other help through HRSA's 100-plus programs and more than 3,000 grantees.
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated or medically vulnerable.
HRSA works to strengthen the health care workforce, build healthy communities, and improve health equity. HRSA’s grantees provide health care to uninsured people, people living with HIV/AIDS, and pregnant women, mothers, and children. HRSA also supports the training of health professionals, the distribution of providers to areas where they are needed most, and improvements in health care delivery.
HRSA oversees organ, bone marrow and cord blood donation. It compensates individuals harmed by vaccination, and maintains databases that protect against health care malpractice, waste, fraud and abuse.
Since 1943 the agencies that were HRSA precursors have worked to improve the health of needy people. HRSA was created in 1982, when the Health Resources Administration and the Health Services Administration were merged.
Healthy Communities, Healthy People
To improve health and achieve health equity through access to quality services, a skilled health workforce and innovative programs.
Goal I: Improve Access to Quality Care and Services.
Goal II: Strengthen the Health Workforce.
Goal III: Build Healthy Communities.
Goal IV: Improve Health Equity.
Mary K. Wakefield, PhD, RN
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
$8.4 billion in FY 2013
HRSA is an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services