About HRSA

Tens of millions of Americans receive quality, affordable health care and other services through HRSA's 90-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 health care to people who are geographically isolated, economically or medically vulnerable.

HRSA programs help those in need of high quality primary health care, people living with HIV/AIDS, pregnant women, and mothers. 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.

Vision

Healthy Communities, Healthy People

Mission

To improve health outcomes and address health disparities through access to quality services, a skilled health workforce, and innovative, high-value programs.

Goals

Goal 1: Improve Access to Quality Health Care and Services
Goal 2: Foster a Health Care Workforce Able to Address Current and Emerging Needs
Goal 3: Enhance Population Health and Address Health Disparities through Community Partnerships
Goal 4: Maximize the Value and Impact of HRSA Programs
Goal 5: Optimize HRSA Operations to Enhance Efficiency, Effectiveness, Innovation, and Accountability

 

Date Last Reviewed:  March 2019


HRSA Facts

Acting Administrator
Thomas J. Engels

Headquarters
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857

Staff
HRSA on board employment as of 9/30/18 – 2,108

Funding
$11.5 billion in FY 2018

Department
HRSA is an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services