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New HHS Research Agency Embarks on Mission to Tackle Far-Reaching Health Problems

The following is an excerpt from an article by Tom Temin of Federal News Network.

At barely a year old, the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health may be — as its director, Renee Wegrzyn, describes it — an agency still in its infancy. Even so, ARPA-H has a big agenda and an equally big budget of $2.5 billion to tackle it.

Wegrzyn said she spent the first year building up operational capacity and establishing contracting and budgeting teams. “What we have in place now I like to think of as our minimum viable agency,” she said.

Now, ARPA-H has begun launching its mission, which, broadly stated, is “better health outcomes for everyone,” Wegrzyn said.

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