Message from the HHS Performance Improvement Officer

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) supports and implements programs that enhance the health, safety, and well-being of the American people.  In accordance with the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) of 1993, as amended in the GPRA Modernization Act (GPRAMA) of 2010, I am pleased to present the Fiscal Year 2023 Annual Performance Plan, documenting the Department’s performance plans for the upcoming year.  HHS provides further information detailing HHS performance at

HHS is monitoring more than 900 performance measures to manage and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of departmental programs and activities.  This report includes a representative set of performance measures which will be used to illustrate progress toward achieving the Department’s strategic goals under HHS’ new Strategic Plan for FY 2022-2026.  The representative set of measures and discussion in this report spans the Department’s 11 operating divisions and 14 staff divisions and includes work done across the country and throughout the world.

Each HHS division has reviewed its submission and as required by law I confirm, based on certifications from the divisions, that the data are reliable and complete.  When targets or results are not available because of delays in data collection, the report notes the date when the results will be available.  Where known, impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on HHS performance results are also identified in this report.  As additional data becomes available, HHS will continue to update the information on those impacts in future reports.  The targets presented here demonstrate that HHS has set strong goals across a wide range of activities.

Norris Cochran
Acting Performance Improvement Officer
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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