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H H S Department of Health and Human Services
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Health Resources and Services Administration

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Priority 1: Health Equity

Achieving health equity and improving health outcomes means eliminating health disparities – differences in length and quality of life and rates and severity of disease and disability because of social position, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, education, or other factors.

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Culture, Language and Health Literacy

Health Center Technical Assistance: Special Populations

Maternal and Child Health National Center for Cultural Competence

Cultural Competency and HIV/AIDS Care

Priority 2: Primary Care & Public Health

Linking and integrating public health and primary care improves individual outcomes and overall community health. 

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Integrating Primary Care and Public Health HRSA-CDC Institute of Medicine project

Healthy Weight Collaborative

SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions

Oral Health and integration with primary care

Behavioral Health and integration with primary care

Priority 3: Research, Evaluation & Data

Strengthening research and evaluation, assuring availability of data, and supporting health information exchange guide policy decisions and program implementation and improve the quality of the services delivered.

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Data Warehouse | HRSA In Your State

Health Center Data

Maternal and Child Health Research & Data

Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Data

Priority 4: Workforce

Assuring a strong public health and primary care workforce is central to public health.

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National Center for Health Workforce Analysis

Public Health Training Centers

Area Health Education Centers

AIDS Education and Training Centers

Priority 5: Collaboration

Increasing collaboration and alignment of programs within HRSA and among our partners expands our capacity and improves our ability to achieve public health goals.

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Communities of Practice to Improve Public Health

What is Public Health?  

Public health focuses on safeguarding and improving the physical, mental, and social well-being of the community as a whole. It is ... What we as a society do collectively to assure the conditions in which people can be healthy. (The Future of Public Health, Institute of Medicine, 1988)

Double-click to view HRSA 2012 Public Health Priorities video.