Office of Special Health Affairs
The Office of Special Health Affairs (OSHA) provides overall leadership, direction, coordination, and planning in support of HRSA cross-cutting health programs. OSHA comprises the following: Emergency Preparedness and Continuity of Operations; Global Health Affairs; Health Equity; Health Information Technology and Quality; and Strategic Priorities.
To provide leadership, direction, and coordination of HRSA’s cross cutting health issues in support of HRSA’s mission, goals, and priorities.
High quality health care achieving equitable population health outcomes
III. How do we do our work:
- Build and maintain coalitions of internal and external HRSA stakeholders
- Serve as HRSA thought leaders
- Identify and lead innovative approaches
- Leverage resources to advance HRSA and HHS priorities
- Promote efficiencies across HRSA
- Provide HRSA Administrator with excellent decision support
IV. OSHA accomplishes the following objectives:
- Advance health equity and improve health outcomes of racial and ethnic minorities and other at-risk populations to eliminate health disparities and promote diversity in the health workforce.
- Advance integration of HRSA priority health issues into primary care, specifically behavioral health and oral health, improving access to comprehensive, high quality health care.
- Advance national quality objectives across HRSA, including ensuring that HRSA grantees are meaningfully using EHRs to achieve optimal health outcomes in the populations served.
- Improve health outcomes by facilitating linkages for exchange of knowledge on global health issues relevant to HRSA programs and grantees.
- Promote awareness, broaden participation and foster collaboration, both internally and externally to address operational and emergency preparedness issues.