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Health Resources and Services Administration

HRSA, an agency of HHS, is the primary federal agency for improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated, or medically vulnerable.

Comprising six bureaus and ten offices, 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, pregnant women, mothers, and children. Additionally, HRSA grantees train health professionals and improve systems of care in rural communities.

HRSA oversees organ, bone marrow, and cord blood donation. It supports programs that prepare against bioterrorism, compensates individuals harmed by vaccination, and maintains the NPDB and the Health Integrity and Protection Data Bank (HIPDB), collectively known as the Data Bank.

Since 1943, the agencies that were HRSA precursors have worked to improve the health of needy people. HRSA was created in 1982, when the Health Resources Administration and the Health Services Administration were merged.