HHS Strategic Goals and Objectives - FY 2001 . Goals, Objectives, and Strategies


The Department has established six goals to fulfill its mission:

Goal 1

Reduce the major threats to the health and productivity of all Americans.
This goal emphasizes Department efforts to improve the health of individuals and families through disease prevention and health promotion.

Goal 2

Improve the economic and social well-being of individuals, families, and communities in the United States.
This goal underscores Department efforts on helping distressed individuals and families become self-sufficient, secure, and independent in safe and economically viable communities.

Goal 3

Improve access to health services and ensure the integrity of the nation's health entitlement and safety net programs.

Goal 4

Improve the quality of health care and human services.

Goal 5

Improve the nation's public health systems.
Goals 3, 4, and 5 focus Department efforts on improving access to, and delivery of, health and human services.

Goal 6

Strengthen the nation's health sciences research enterprise and enhance its productivity.
This goal fosters strong, sustained advances in the systems and sciences underlying medicine and public health.