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Bureaus & Offices

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), provides health care to people who are geographically isolated, and/or economically or medically vulnerable. This includes people living with HIV/AIDS, pregnant women, mothers and their families, and those otherwise unable to access high quality health care.

HRSA supports the training of health professionals, the distribution of providers to areas where they are needed most, and improvements in health care delivery.

In addition, HRSA oversees organ, bone marrow, and cord blood donation. It compensates individuals harmed by vaccination, and maintains databases that flag providers with a record of health care malpractice, waste, fraud, and abuse for federal, state and local use.

We award nearly 90% of our budget through grants and cooperative agreements to approximately 3,000 awardees, including community-based organizations, colleges and universities, hospitals, private entities, and state, local, and tribal governments.

We manage our programs through our five bureaus and eleven offices.

On this page:  Bureaus  |  Offices


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.

Healthcare Systems Bureau

The Healthcare 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;
  • Poison control center services;
  • Countermeasure and vaccine injury compensation;
  • Hansen’s Disease direct patient care, provider education, and research;
  • The Medical Claims Review Panel; and
  • The 340B Drug Pricing Program


The HIV/AIDS Bureau administers the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, which provides a comprehensive system of care for people living 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.


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 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 Global Health

The Office of Global Health is HRSA's point of contact with the HHS Office of Global Affairs to improve the health of Americans through global action.

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.

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 Regional Operations

The Office of Regional Operations provides on-the-ground outreach to increase the reach, impact, and awareness of HRSA programs across HRSA's ten regional offices through external affairs and outreach, strategic stakeholder partnerships, regional surveillance, and regional management.

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:  January 2021