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 and achieve health equity through access to quality services, a skilled health workforce and innovative programs.

Goals

Goal 1: Improve Access to Quality Care and Services
Goal 2: Strengthen the Health Workforce
Goal 3: Build Healthy Communities
Goal 4: Improve Health Equity
Goal 5: Strengthen HRSA Program Management and Operations

 

Date Last Reviewed:  November 2017


HRSA Facts

Administrator
George Sigounas, MS, Ph.D.

Headquarters
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857

Staff
2,161 FTE as of 9/30/2017

Funding
$10.5 billion in FY 2017

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