We promote the use of innovation across the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to better enhance and protect the health & well-being of Americans.
The HHS IDEA (Innovation, Design, Entrepreneurship and Action) Lab promotes the use of innovation across the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to better enhance and protect the health and well-being of all Americans.
The ultimate goal of the HHS IDEA Lab is a more modern and effective government that is responsive to the needs and challenges of our times.
In 2013, the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) established the IDEA Lab to improve how the Department delivers on its mission of enhancing and protecting the well-being of all Americans. This effort is centered around three core beliefs:
- Every individual has the ability to improve the health and well-being of Americans;
- People are more powerful when working together; and
- There is a solution to every problem.
The IDEA Lab exists as the bridge between the old world and a vision of a new, networked world, where value is found in an individual’s talents and ideas, as opposed to their position in a hierarchical structure.
Our current approach consists of a number of programs and initiatives that invest in internal innovation, leverage external innovation, and build collaborative communities to tackle cross-cutting issues of strategic importance.
To learn more about our programs and initiatives, visit: http://www.hhs.gov/idealab/about/
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