Publication of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Data on ForeignAssistance.gov

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
September 23, 2014


The publication of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) foreign assistance data on the ForeignAssistance.gov website marks the tenth agency to make its foreign assistance data available to the public. The data released is provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which carries out the majority of the foreign assistance work at HHS.

The Department of State oversees the development and management of ForeignAssistance.gov, which serves as a tool for users to view standardized foreign assistance data from across the U.S. Government. With the release of HHS/CDC’s data, the U.S. Government continues to demonstrate its commitment to making foreign assistance data more transparent and publically available.

Secretary of State John Kerry recently highlighted the impact of sharing foreign assistance data in his essay released in conjunction with his keynote address at the Frontiers in Development Forum convened by the United States Agency for International Development. In it, Secretary Kerry addressed the demand for data transparency and the impact of using data to better inform decision-making, noting that the use of data in development can help programs become more effective and reach more people.

Site visitors can navigate to HHS’s page from the Foreign Assistance by Agency page and explore the detailed data as well as learn more about CDC’s foreign assistance work.

To learn more about ForeignAssistance.gov, please visit the information sections of the website, including the What You Should Know, What’s Coming, and FAQs pages. Comments, questions, or suggestions can be submitted through the Contact Us form on the site.