Performance Improvement 2009. Appendix B - Strategic Goals and Objectives


HHS FY 2007-2012 Strategic Goals and Objectives

We cannot discover what ought to be the case by examining what is the case.

We must decide what ought to be the case.  – Paul Taylor

Goal 1: Health Care: Improve the safety, quality, affordability and accessibility of health care including behavioral health care and long term care.

Objective 1.1: Broaden health insurance and long-term care coverage.

Objective 1.2: Increase health care service availability and accessibility.

Objective 1.3: Improve health care quality, safety, cost, and value.

Objective 1.4: Recruit, develop, and retain a competent health care workforce.

Goal 2: Public Health Promotion and Protection, Disease Prevention, and Emergency Preparedness: Prevent and control disease, injury, illness, and disability across the lifespan, and protect the public from infectious, occupational, environmental, and terrorist threats.

Objective 2.1: Prevent the spread of infectious diseases.

Objective 2.2: Protect the public against injuries and environmental threats.

Objective 2.3: Promote and encourage preventive health care, including mental health, lifelong healthy behaviors and recovery.

Objective 2.4: Prepare for and respond to natural and manmade disasters.

Goal 3: Human Services: Promote the economic and social well-being of individuals, families and communities.

Objective 3.1: Promote the economic independence and social well-being of individuals and families across the lifespan.

Objective 3.2: Protect the safety and foster the well-being of children and youth.

Objective 3.3: Encourage the development of strong, healthy, and supportive communities.

Objective 3.4: Address the needs, strengths, and abilities of vulnerable populations.

Goal 4: Scientific Research and Development: Advance scientific and biomedical research and development related to health and human services.

Objective 4.1: Strengthen the pool of qualified health and behavioral science researchers.

Objective 4.2: Increase basic scientific knowledge to improve human health and human development.

Objective 4.3: Conduct and oversee applied research to improve health and well-being.

Objective 4.4: Communicate and transfer research results into clinical, public health, and human services.

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