Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

To rigorously assure the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, and medical devices, and assure the safety and security of the nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

To provide the national leadership, program resources, and services needed to improve access to culturally competent, quality health care

Indian Health Service (IHS)

To raise the physical, mental, social, and spiritual health of American Indians and Alaska Natives to the highest level

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

To employ science in pursuit of fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to extend healthy life and reduce the burdens of illness and disability

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

To build resilience and facilitate recovery for people with or at risk for substance abuse and mental illness

SOURCE: HHS. 2007. Strategic plan, 2007-2012. Washington, DC: HHS.

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