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Strengthening Coordination for Better Programs and Services

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The importance of HHS’s mission and the breadth of its programs and authorities put the Department at the center of some of the largest and most complex problems facing the Nation. To solve these problems—and address issues on the horizon—HHS needs to coordinate, collaborate, and communicate effectively across HHS programs and with other Federal agencies as well as outside the Federal Government with Tribal, State, and local Governments, international entities, industry, and other stakeholders.

Strengthening HHS’s coordination, collaboration, and communication can help Americans receive more efficient, higher quality health programs and human services and benefit from greater advances in the sciences underlying them. Interagency efforts led by the Department such as the HHS Task Force to Prevent Human Trafficking and the Behavioral Health Coordinating Council provide opportunities for HHS programs to work more efficiently and in closer alignment.

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