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Office of Global Health (OGH)

In coordination with HRSA’s Administrator and the HHS Office of Global Affairs, HRSA's Office of Global Health (OGH) provides leadership and policy development to improve health outcomes in America and worldwide.

The interconnectedness of our world requires HRSA to engage globally to fulfill our vision of healthy communities, healthy people. OGH facilitates a mutual exchange of expertise and seeks global solutions to strengthening systems for health, primary care, access, equity, quality, and human resources for health, especially for vulnerable and resource poor communities.

OGH’s partnerships with government, multilateral and bilateral organizations, and the private and public sectors are aimed at improving the health of our Nation and the world.

The OGH Strategic Plan guides our global actions:   


Healthy Communities, Healthy People Worldwide


To improve the health of Americans through global action by providing leadership to develop linkages, foster interconnectedness, and facilitate a mutual exchange of expertise that strengthens systems of health, access, workforce, equity, and quality.

Core Values 

Diplomacy, Leadership, Collaboration, Coordination, Support

Impact Areas

  1. Advance U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)
  2. Strengthen Systems for Health in the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands (USAPI), U.S.-Mexico Border, and other border regions
  3. Strengthen Human Resources for Health (HRH) both domestically and globally
Date Last Reviewed:  February 2019

OGH at a Glance

Did You Know?

  • The United Nations (UN) has established 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) to be achieved by 2030
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) adopted the Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel in 2010. It is only the second Code adopted since the WHO’s inception in 1948. HHS/OGA and HRSA/OGH are the Code’s Co-National Authorities for the U.S.
  • HHS released its updated Global Strategy in March 2016