HHS releases 2012 justification for funding requests
“OCR’s requested budget will support our ability to protect the public’s right to equal access and opportunity to participate in and receive services from all the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) programs without facing unlawful discrimination, and to protect the privacy and security of individuals with respect to their personal health information.
OCR’s performance objectives are in line with HHS’ objectives for transforming the healthcare system, increasing access to high quality, effective healthcare; promoting the economic self-sufficiency and well-being of vulnerable families, children and individuals; and reducing disparities in ethnic and racial health outcomes.
Lastly, a recent program assessment demonstrated our continued commitment to use our human capital effectively and efficiently to achieve results in support of our nondiscrimination and privacy compliance mission. OCR has made progress in achieving results to support HHS-wide initiatives to improve the health and well-being of the public. To ensure continued results, individual performance plans at all levels of OCR’s leadership and staff are focused on achieving the goals and objectives set out in our organizational performance plan. In this way, all OCR staff are working together to achieve our shared objectives in protecting civil rights and the privacy and security of health information.”