The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for improving access to health care by strengthening the health care workforce, building healthy communities and achieving health equity. HRSA’s programs provide health care to people who are geographically isolated, economically or medically vulnerable.
This includes people living with HIV/AIDS, pregnant women, mothers, and their families and those in need of high quality primary health care. HRSA also supports the training of health professionals, the distribution of providers to areas where they are needed most and improvements in health care delivery.
HRSA oversees organ, bone marrow and cord blood donation. It compensates individuals harmed by vaccination, and maintains databases that protect against health care malpractice, waste, fraud and abuse.
Nearly 90% of HRSA’s budget is awarded through grants and cooperative agreements to approximately 3,000 awardees, including community-based organizations, colleges and universities, hospitals, state, local, and tribal governments, and private entities.
More than 24 million people receive primary medical, dental or behavioral health care from a health center.
Over half of people diagnosed with HIV in the United States receive care through the Ryan White HIV/ AIDS Program.
Over 11 million people living in health professional shortage areas receive primary medical, dental or mental health care from a National Health Service Corps clinician.
More than half of pregnant women and nearly one-third of all infants and children are supported by the Maternal and Child Health Block Grant.
More than 800,000 rural Americans receive direct health services through the Rural Health Care Outreach Services programs.
About 160,000 parents and children participate in the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program.
About 30,000 organ transplants and 6,000 bone marrow and cord blood transplants are facilitated annually.
83% of Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program clients’ are virally suppressed, up from 70% in 2010, and exceeding the national average of 55%.