About the Health Workforce Information Center's Funder
The Health Workforce Information Center is funded by the Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. BHPr, along with its HRSA partners—Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) and Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP)—support the work of the Health Workforce Information Center.
Bureau of Health Professions
The foundation of healthcare in the United States of America is its health professions workforce. The Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr) provides national leadership in the development, distribution and retention of a diverse, culturally competent health workforce necessary to provide quality care for all.
BHPr’s mission is to increase the population's access to health care by providing national leadership in the development, distribution and retention of a diverse, culturally competent health workforce that can adapt to the population's changing health care needs and provide the highest quality of care for all.
The Bureau accomplishes its mission through:
- Providing grants, contracts, loans, and scholarships to a wide range of organizations including academic institutions, States, and non-profit organizations;
- Designating health professional shortage areas, medically underserved areas, and medically underserved populations;
- Maintaining databanks to track instances of healthcare fraud and abuse, as well as the professional competence and conduct of physicians, dentists, and other health care providers;
- Supporting four health professions advisory committees that make recommendations to the Secretary and the Congress about health workforce concerns;
- Compiling and analyzing data on health workforce trends; and conducting a range of other activities to support the health professions workforce.
Health Resources and Services Administration
HRSA is the nation's access agency—improving health and saving lives by making sure the right services are available in the right places at the right time.
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 services for people who are uninsured, isolated or medically vulnerable.
Comprising six bureaus, 13 offices and one center, HRSA provides leadership and financial support to health care providers in every state and U.S. territory. HRSA grantees provide health care to uninsured people, people living with HIV/AIDS, and pregnant women, mothers and children. They train health professionals and improve systems of care in rural communities.
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) envisions optimal health for all, supported by a health care system that assures access to comprehensive, culturally competent, quality care.
HRSA provides national leadership, program resources and services needed to improve access to culturally competent, quality health care.