It is the mission of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) to enhance and protect the health and well-being of all Americans. We fulfill that mission by providing for effective health and human services and fostering advances in medicine, public health, and social services.

Strategic Plan FY 2018 – 2022

Every four years, HHS updates its Strategic Plan, which describes its work to address complex, multifaceted, and evolving health and human services issues.  An agency strategic plan is one of three main elements required by the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) of 1993 (P.L. 103-62) and the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010 (P.L. 111-352).  An agency strategic plan defines its mission, goals, and the means by which it will measure its progress in addressing specific national problems over a four-year period.

For the period FY 2018—2022, HHS is publishing its Strategic Plan as a Web document, which will be updated periodically to reflect the Department’s strategies, actions, and progress toward its goals. The Web version of the Strategic Plan, rather than focusing on a static set of performance measures, provides priorities, accomplishments, and next steps that are tracked and updated frequently, reinforcing the Strategic Plan’s function as a living, vital document that serves a genuine management purpose. The Strategic Plan was last updated February 28, 2018.

FY 2020 Budget & Performance

The Secretary Presents the FY 2020 Budget

The President’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Budget makes thoughtful and strategic investments to protect the health and well-being of the American people, while addressing the opioid crisis, promoting patient-centered healthcare, strengthening services for American Indians and Alaska Natives, encouraging innovation in America’s healthcare future, addressing high drug prices, reforming the Department’s regulations, and generally focusing resources toward proven and effective initiatives.

Putting America’s Health First

The mission of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is to enhance and protect the health and well-being of all Americans by providing for effective health and human services and by fostering sound, sustained advances in the sciences underlying medicine, public health, and social services.

The President’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Budget supports HHS’s mission by prioritizing key investments that work towards fulfilling the Administration’s commitments to improve American health care, address the opioid crisis, lower the cost of drugs, and streamline federal programs. The Budget reforms the Department’s programs to better serve and safeguard the American people, while prioritizing key investments within them.

The Budget proposes $87.1 billion in discretionary budget authority and $1.2 trillion in mandatory funding for HHS. It reflects HHS’s commitment to making the federal government more efficient and effective by focusing spending in areas with the highest impact.

Read the full FY2020 Budget in Brief – PDF

Budget Justifications to Congress

NOTE: IT Resource Statement:

HHS certifies that the HHS Chief Information Officer (CIO) has reviewed and had input in approving information technology (IT) Investments included in the below budget request documents. Furthermore, both the HHS Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and HHS CIO have had a role in reviewing planned IT support for major programs and significant increases and decreases in IT resources as reflected in this budget. Additionally, with respect to Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) implementation, the Agency has developed and implemented its plan to ensure that all common baseline FITARA responsibilities are in place. Finally, HHS confirms that all HHS components are utilizing incremental development practices as appropriate across their IT investment portfolio.

Office of the Secretary Staff Divisions (Consolidated):

Operating Divisions Budget Requests:

Offices to Contact

HHS Budget – Previous Years

FOIA (Freedom of Information Act)

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a federal statute that allows individuals to request access to federal agency records, except to the extent records are claimed as exempt from disclosure under one or more of the nine (9) exemptions of the Freedom of Information Act. If you have any questions or concerns regarding FOIA, please feel free to send an email to HHS.ACFO@hhs.gov.