An agency strategic plan is one of three main elements required by the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) of 1993 (Public Law 103-62). The basic requirements for strategic plans appear in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular No. A-11, Part 6, Section 210. According to OMB, “an agency’s strategic plan keys on those programs and activities that carry out the agency’s mission. Strategic plans will provide the overarching framework for an agency’s performance budget.iii
In constructing the Strategic Plan, HHS sought to respond to the requirements of both GPRA and OMB. At the same time, HHS incorporated priorities and concepts from the Secretary’s 500-Day Plan, the Secretary’s Ten Health Care Priority Activities, the Departmental Objectives, and the Healthy People 2010 Objectives. Although some of these plans and priorities may change from year to year, the most recent versions appear later in this chapter, in a special section called In the Spotlight: HHS Plans and Priorities.
Each of the Department’s operating and staff divisions contributed to the development of this Strategic Plan, from the goals and the broad strategic objectives to the baselines and targets for performance indicators. Representatives from HHS operating and staff divisions provided expert knowledge of HHS’s programs, initiatives, priorities, and performance indicators. This process emphasized creating alignment between the long-range Strategic Plan and annual GPRA reporting in the HHS Annual Performance Plan, Annual Performance Budgets, and Performance and Accountability Report. More information about this alignment appears in Appendix C, Performance Plan Linkage.
In developing and selecting performance indicators, HHS sought to include broad health and human service impact measures as well as more intermediate processes and outcomes that have contributed to distal impacts. In several cases, numerous operating and staff divisions play a role in achieving these impacts. Operational and staff division personnel regularly monitor thousands of additional performance indicators to improve program processes and examine effectiveness. However, in this Strategic Plan, HHS focused on a limited set of broad outcomes and impacts to demonstrate Departmental progress.
"hhsplan2007.pdf" (pdf, 21.68Mb)
"hhsplantoc.pdf" (pdf, 139.08Kb)
"hhsplan2007es.pdf" (pdf, 1.94Mb)
"hhsplanc1.pdf" (pdf, 3.12Mb)
"hhsplanc2.pdf" (pdf, 3.29Mb)
"hhsplanc3.pdf" (pdf, 3.53Mb)
"hhsplanc4.pdf" (pdf, 3.05Mb)
"hhsplanc5.pdf" (pdf, 3.92Mb)
"hhsplanc6.pdf" (pdf, 1.04Mb)
"hhsplanappA.pdf" (pdf, 247.94Kb)
"hhsplanappB.pdf" (pdf, 207.69Kb)
"hhsplanappC.pdf" (pdf, 218.21Kb)
"hhsplanappD.pdf" (pdf, 202.15Kb)
"hhsplanappE.pdf" (pdf, 242.27Kb)
"hhsplanappF.pdf" (pdf, 199.16Kb)
"hhsplanappG.pdf" (pdf, 189.41Kb)