HHS Strategic Goals and Objectives - FY 2001 . Objective 6.2 - Improve Our Understanding of How to Prevent, Diagnose, and Treat Disease and Disability


How We Will Accomplish Our Objective

We will improve our understanding of Hospital hallwayhow to prevent, diagnose and treat disease and disability by:

  • expanding the nation's investments in research to translate new fundamental knowledge into new or improved diagnostics, prevention strategies, and treatments.

  • using population-based, behavioral, and social science research to assess risks and behaviors associated with diseases, injuries, disabilities, and premature death.

  • continuing to promote the inclusion of women and minorities and their sub- populations in human subject research though recruitment outreach and monitoring of participation.

  • applying stringent peer review for scientific quality on all research proposals to ensure the maximum possible return on the public's investment in medical research.

  • sustaining processes for research priority setting that ensure medical research is responsive to public health needs, scientific opportunities, and advances in technology.

6.2 Implementation Strategies
  • Investments
  • Risk and Behavior Assessment
  • Human Subject Recruitment
  • Peer Review
  • Priority Setting
  • Technology Transfer
  • promoting technology transfer through such mechanisms as interagency collaborations and partnerships with academia and industry to facilitate the rapid commercialization of new drugs, biologic therapies, and medical devices.

HHS Agencies contributing to this objective: