HRSA Mission Statement

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Policy Implementation: HRSA (Health Resources and Services Administration) Mission and Vision: The mission statement of the HRSA is as follows: “To improve health and achieve health equity through access to quality services, a skilled health workforce and innovative programs.” Its subsequent vision is: “Healthy Communities, Healthy People.” History: The Health Resources and Services Administration was officially created in 1982. It was created with the purpose of improving access to health care for those in need by “improving health care access and quality, promoting best practices, and eliminating health disparities”. The agency’s foundation in history was in 1935, when the Social Security Act Title V authorized maternal and child health …show more content…

Improve Access to Quality Care and Services, 2. Strengthen the Health Workforce, 3. Build Healthy Communities, 4. Improve Health Equity, 5. Strengthen HRSA Program Management and Operations. Its scope of work encompasses a broad range across health care as a whole and is covered more thoroughly in the Major Programs and Policies section. Current Budget: (Funds appropriated by Congress) The current 2015 budget of the HRSA is $10 billion. In addition, for the fiscal year of 2016, there is already a Justification of Estimates for Appropriations Committees document on the HRSA website that breaks down the requested budget of $10.4 billion. This would include the $4.1 billion received in mandatory funding. The document breaks down all of the budgeting needs and shows where the money will be allotted and distributed to improve the processes of the HRSA at each specific level. Major Programs and …show more content…

In addition, it also has more than 3,000 grantees. The HRSAs programs are meant to provide health care to individuals who are economically (uninsured) or medically vulnerable, or geographically isolated. The medically vulnerable individuals include those who need “high quality primary health care”, mothers and their families, pregnant women, and those living with HIV/AIDS. The HRSA supports the training of health care professionals and oversees their distribution to areas in need. It also oversees improvements in health care delivery as a whole, along with several medical donations such as: organ, cord blood, and bone marrow donations. In addition, the HRSA deals with compensation as a result of a harmful vaccination and “maintains databases that protect against health care malpractice, waste, fraud and

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