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Office of Special Health Initiatives (OSHI)


OSHI’s mission is to advance equitable access to sustainable, quality health services by fostering collaboration and coordination of public health priorities and special initiatives in the U.S. and globally.

Core Functions

  1. Provides HRSA-wide leadership and coordination on U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and HRSA cross-cutting public health priorities and initiatives, especially those that may be more clinical in nature, including:
  2. Provides oversight of:
    • The Office of Global Health provides leadership, representation, and policy development on global health affairs. The office conducts international engagements and contributes towards solutions that improve health systems and outcomes globally. OGH is one of the Health and Human Services (HHS) Operating Divisions implementing the U.S President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) program in multiple resource limited countries.
    • Office of Pharmacy Affairs: OPA 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.
  3. Manages HRSA U.S. Public Health Service, Commissioned Corps Affairs, which provides agency-wide leadership and representation on all matters concerning U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps officers assigned to various positions within the Health Resources and Services Administration.
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