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.
Linking and integrating public health and primary care improves individual outcomes and overall community health.
Integrating Primary Care and Public Health HRSA-CDC Institute of Medicine project
Oral Health and integration with primary care
Behavioral Health and integration with primary care
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.
Increasing collaboration and alignment of programs within HRSA and among our partners expands our capacity and improves our ability to achieve public health goals.
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.
HRSA public health priorities align with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services priorities,
National Prevention Strategy (PDF - 4.7 MB)
National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States (PDF - 1.2 MB)