U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 2004. Strategic plan FY 2004-2009. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 193 pp.
Annotation: This report describes eight strategic outcome goals and objectives for investment in accomplishing the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) mission to protect and improve the health and well-being of the American public for fiscal years 2004-2009. Goals include (1) reduce the major threats to the health and well-being of Americans; (2) enhance the ability of the nation's health care system to effectively respond to bioterrorism and other public health challenges; (3) increase the percentage of the nation's children and adults to have access to health care services, and expand consumer choices; (4) enhance the capacity and productivity of the nation's health science research enterprise; (5) improve the quality of health care services; (6) improve the economic and social well-being of individuals, families, and communities, especially those most in need; (7) improve the stability and healthy development of our nation's children and youth; and (8) achieve excellence in management practices. The introduction provides background information on the Department of Health and Human Services, the development of this plan, and a description of the mission, vision, goals, and core values of the department. The goals section provides detail on the strategies for accomplishing goals and objectives. The appendices include performance plan linage and success indicators, coordination elements, external factors, data challenges and responses, program evaluations, resources supporting the plan, a schedule for initiating actions, management tools used in support of program goals, the department's organization, and a matrix of programs that support HHS strategic objectives.
Contact: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20201, Telephone: (202) 619-0257 Secondary Telephone: (877) 696-6775 Web Site: http://www.hhs.gov Available from the website.
Keywords: Budgets, Department of Health and Human Services, Federal agencies, Federal programs, Health objectives, National programs, Public health services, Strategic plans