Performance Improvement 2009. Goal 4: Scientific Research and Development: Advance scientific and biomedical research and development related to health and human services.


Basic science is the foundation for improved health and human services. However, once a basic discovery is made, the findings must be applied and translated into practices for health and human service improvement to result. This continuum from basic and applied research to practice is a significant emphasis of HHS’ scientific research and development enterprise.[10]

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