Performance Improvement 2007. Appendix a HHS FY 2004-2009

01/01/2007

Strategic Goals and Objectives

“PREVENTING DISEASE AND ILLNESS”

Objective Title

GOAL 1: 

Reduce the major threats to the health and well-being of Americans

Objective 1.1

Reduce behavioral and other factors that contribute to the development of chronic diseases

Objective 1.2

Reduce the incidence of sexually transmitted diseases and unintended pregnancies

Objective 1.3 

Increase immunization rates among adults and children

Objective 1.4

Reduce substance abuse

Objective 1.5

Reduce tobacco use, especially among youth

Objective 1.6

Reduce the incidence and consequences of injuries and violence

“PROTECTING OUR HOMELAND”

Objective Title

   GOAL 2:

Enhance the ability of the Nation’s health care system to effectively respond to bioterrorism and other public health challenges 

Objective 2.1

Build the capacity of the health care system to respond to public health threats in a more timely and effective manner, especially bioterrorism threats

Objective 2.2

Improve the safety of food, drugs, biological products, and medical devices

“CLOSING THE GAPS IN HEALTH CARE”

Objective Title

GOAL 3: 

Increase the percentage of the Nation’s children and adults who have access to health care services, and expand consumer choices

Objective 3.1

Encourage the development of new, affordable health insurance options

Objective 3.2

Strengthen and expand the health care safety net

Objective 3.3 

Strengthen and improve Medicare

Objective 3.4

Eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities

Objective 3.5

Expand access to health care services for targeted populations with special health care needs

Objective 3.6

Increase access to health services for American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN)

“IMPROVING HEALTH SCIENCE”

Objective Title

GOAL 4:

Enhance the capacity and productivity of the Nation’s health science research enterprise

Objective 4.1 

Advance the understanding of basic biomedical and behavioral science and how to prevent, diagnose, and treat disease and disability

Objective 4.2

Accelerate private sector development of new drugs, biologic therapies, and medical technology 

Objective 4.3 

Strengthen and diversify the pool of qualified health and behavioral science researchers

Objective 4.4 

Improve the coordination, communication, and application of health research results

Objective 4.5 

Strengthen the mechanisms for ensuring the protection of human subjects and the integrity of the research process

“REALIZING THE POSSIBILITIES OF 21ST CENTURY HEALTH CARE”

Objective Title

GOAL 5:

Improve the quality of health care services 

Objective 5.1

Reduce medical errors 

Objective 5.2 

Increase the appropriate use of effective health care services by medical providers

Objective 5.3 

Increase consumer and patient use of health care quality information

Objective 5.4 

Improve consumer and patient protections

Objective 5.5 

Accelerate the development and use of an electronic health information infrastructure

“WORKING TOWARD INDEPENDENCE”

Objective Title

GOAL 6:

Improve the economic and social well-being of individuals, families, and communities, especially those most in need

Objective 6.1

Increase the proportion of low-income individuals and families, including those receiving welfare, who improve their economic condition

Objective 6.2

Increase the proportion of older Americans who stay active and healthy

Objective 6.3

Increase the independence and quality of life of persons with disabilities, including those with long-term care needs

Objective 6.4 

Improve the economic and social development of distressed communities

Objective 6.5 

Expand community and faith-based partnerships

“LEAVING NO CHILD BEHIND”

Objective Title

GOAL 7:

Improve the stability and healthy development of our Nation’s children and youth

Objective 7.1 

Promote family formation and healthy marriages

Objective 7.2

Improve the development and learning readiness of preschool children

Objective 7.3

Increase the involvement and financial support of non-custodial parents in the lives of their children 

Objective 7.4

Increase the percentage of children and youth living in a permanent, safe environment

 


 

“IMPROVING DEPARTMENT MANAGEMENT”

Objective Title

GOAL 8: 

Achieve excellence in management practices

Objective 8.1 

Create a unified HHS committed to functioning as one Department

Objective 8.2 

Improve the strategic management of human capital 

Objective 8.3

Enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of competitive sourcing 

Objective 8.4 

Improve financial management

Objective 8.5 

Enhance the use of electronic commerce in service delivery and record keeping

Objective 8.6

Achieve integration of budget and performance information 

Objective 8.7

Reduce regulatory burden on providers and consumers of HHS services

 

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