U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, HRSA Center for Quality

Mission

The US Department of Health and Human Services is dedicated to ensuring the health and well being of the US population. Our Agency, the Health Resources and Services Administration is particularly focused on ensuring access to quality healthcare for the low income and underserved populations of the nation. The Center for Quality works to assist HRSA-supported organizations like community health centers, HIV AIDs clinics, rural hospitals and others to sustain and systematically improve the quality of healthcare provided to the patients we serve.

Organization Type Government

Contact Information

Primary Contact
Mr. Dennis Wagner
dwagner@hrsa.gov
Secondary Contact
Mr. Fred Butler

Address 5600 Fishers Lane
Room 7-100
Rockville, MD
20857
United States
Website hrsa.gov
Phone 301-443-0625
Fax
Calling/Fax Instructions

Our Focus

Primary Initiatives, Target Populations, and Scope of Work:

HRSA serves the low income and underserved populations of the United States. There are approximately 45 million uninsured people in the United States -- our programs reach about 20 million people. We also provide technical assistance and support to international organizations, including, for example, assistance to African nations on HIV AIDS.

Fuels/Technologies: Other
N/A
Sectors of Experience: Behavior Change
Education
Health
Other
Social Marketing, Change Management
Countries of Operation: Nigeria

Our Experience And Interest In The Four PCIA Central Focus Areas

Social/Cultural barriers to using traditional fuels and stoves:

HRSA supported health care organizations and providers are especially skilled in dealing with complex issues like health literacy, limited availability of health care professionals, language issues, racial and ethnic diversity, and poverty.


Market development for improved cooking technologies:

HRSA has limited expertise in dealing directly with market development on cooking technologies. However, we do have considerable expertise, experience and capability in the social marketing and behavioral health arenas.


Technology standardization for cooking, heating and ventilation:

HRSA has limited expertise in cooking technologies.


Indoor air pollution exposure and health monitoring:

HRSA has limited expertise in air quality monitoring.

Relevant Publications or Studies

None noted

Our Contribution to the Partnership

Our organization is committed to supporting the Partnership for Clean Indoor Air by sharing lessons learned from our own initiatives, by providing strategic consultation support, and by assisting in the design and conduct of important PCIA events like the Biennial Forum.