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Bureaus & Offices

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Bureaus

Bureau of Health Workforce

The Bureau of Health Workforce administers programs that are designed to strengthen the health workforce and connect skilled professionals to rural, urban, and tribal underserved communities nationwide.

Bureau of Primary Health Care

The Bureau of Primary Health Care oversees the Health Center Program, a national network of health centers that provide comprehensive primary health care services to more than 27 million people nationwide, regardless of a patients' ability to pay, charging for services on a sliding fee scale.

Health Systems Bureau

The Health Systems Bureau encompasses a diverse set of programs focused on protecting the public health and improving the health of individuals, including:

  • Solid organ, bone marrow, and cord blood transplantation;
  • Countermeasure and vaccine injury compensation;
  • Hansen’s Disease direct patient care, provider education, and research; and
  • The Medical Claims Review Panel

HIV/AIDS Bureau

The HIV/AIDS Bureau administers the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, which provides a comprehensive system of care for people with HIV. The Program works with cities, states, and local community-based organizations to provide HIV care and treatment services to more than half a million people each year.

Maternal and Child Health Bureau

The Maternal and Child Health Bureau administers programs, supports research, and invests in workforce training to ensure the health and well-being of mothers, children, and families across their lives. In partnership with states and communities, the Bureau supports health care and public health services for an estimated 55 million people nationwide.

Provider Relief Bureau

The Provider Relief Bureau ensures resiliency of the nation's health care systems and infrastructure by supporting health care entities in the U.S. to prevent, prepare for and respond to coronavirus. The Bureau reimburses health care providers for health care related expenses or lost revenues attributable to coronavirus, provides claims reimbursement for health care entities for COVID-19 testing and treatment for uninsured individuals, and reimburses providers for administering COVID-19 vaccines to patients enrolled in health plans that either do not cover vaccination fees or cover them with patient cost-sharing.

Offices

Federal Office of Rural Health Policy

The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy provides policy analysis to the Office of Secretary and supports a number of rural health programs, including rural health networks, black lung clinics, telehealth, and veterans rural health access programs.

Office of Communications

The Office of Communications oversees communications to and from the public, including media, social media, speeches, presentations, and web content; and also handles clearances of agency publications and reports.

Office for the Advancement of Telehealth

The Office for the Advancement of Telehealth ensures successful dissemination of appropriate information technology advances, such as telehealth or electronic health records systems; monitors the health information technology policy and activities of other HHS components for useful application in rural areas; provides overall direction and leadership over the management of programs to advance the use of telehealth and coordination of health information technology; and serves as the operational focal point for coordinating and advancing the use of telehealth technologies across all of HRSA's programs.

Office of Civil Rights, Diversity, and Inclusion

The Office of Civil Rights, Diversity and Inclusion promotes compliance with federal civil rights laws in order to create an inclusive work environment and prevent discrimination in HRSA’s programs and services. 

To support HRSA employees, OCRDI manages the Equal Employment Opportunity complaints process, processes requests for reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, offers mediation and conflict management services, and works to ensure  all employees have an equal opportunity to contribute to HRSA’s mission. Additionally, OCRDI proactively engages with HRSA’s Bureaus and Offices to ensure recipients of funding are provided with consultation, technical assistance, and training resources to assist them in meeting their civil rights obligations.

Office of Federal Assistance Management

The Office of Federal Assistance Management oversees HRSA's grant programs—ensuring their financial integrity and helping grantees perform in an efficient and effective manner.

Office of Health Equity

The Office of Health Equity works across the agency to reduce health disparities and improve health equity through HRSA programs and policies.

HRSA Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs

HRSA Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs serves as the principle agency lead on intergovernmental and external affairs, regional operations, and tribal partnerships.

Office of Legislation

The Office of Legislation serves as the Administrator's primary staff and principal source of advice on legislative affairs, which includes preparation of testimony to Congressional Committees, developing legislative proposals, and facilitating communication between the Administrator and HHS leadership on legislative matters.

Office of Operations

The Office of Operations provides an array of essential agency-wide centralized financial, acquisitions, IT, budget, management, human resource, and administrative services to HRSA's bureaus and offices.

Office of Planning, Analysis and Evaluation

The Office of Planning, Analysis and Evaluation serves as an agency source for policy analysis, performance data, organizational planning, external agency engagements, research, and evaluation.

Office of Special Health Initiatives

The Office of Special Health Initiatives (OSHI) provides a crosscutting focal point for HRSA to deliver on population health and Secretarial priorities, especially those that may be more clinical in nature. Specifically, OSHI

  • coordinates and collaborates with components in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that align with the work of OSHI;
  • serves as the principal advisor within HRSA on global health issues;
  • provides agency-wide leadership and policy development in the administration of the 340B Drug Pricing Program to promote access to clinically and cost effective pharmacy services to the country's most vulnerable patient populations;
  • serves as the lead on behavioral health issues that span HRSA; and
  • provides cross-cutting leadership on HRSA oral health programs

Office of Women's Health

The Office of Women's Health works within and outside of HHS to advance the health and wellness of women across the lifespan.

Date Last Reviewed:  August 2021