About Us

Our Mission

The Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) accelerates better health outcomes for everyone by supporting the development of high-impact solutions to society's most challenging health problems.

Our Plan

ARPA-H's FY24-26 Strategic Plan provides a blueprint, detailing the agency's approach to catalyzing the next generation of lifesaving treatments to improve the health and well-being of all Americans. Read the full plan here


Our Health Equity Fact sheet

ARPA-H is committed to advancing health outcomes for all, supporting innovative solutions to a broad range of health challenges, and paving the way for life-saving treatments. Through inclusive engagement and intentional design of programs that ensure accessibility and customer experience are key tenets, ARPA-H aims to ensure access to solutions regardless of demographics or geography, leveraging diverse perspectives for sustained equity across our policy, practices, and programs. Read our fact sheet here.

Who We Are

ARPA-H advances high-potential, high-impact biomedical and health research that cannot be readily accomplished through traditional research or commercial activity. ARPA-H awardees are developing entirely new ways to tackle the hardest challenges in health.

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How We Do It

ARPA-H creates an environment to support the best ideas from Program Managers that bring together dynamic teams to solve the toughest health challenges. Our rigorous program design, competitive project selection process, and active program management ensure thoughtful and impactful expenditures. ARPA-H Program Managers serve for limited terms to ensure a constant infusion of fresh thinking and new perspectives.

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Our Values


Seek novel ideas, collaborations, and approaches


Be flexible and urgent, time-bound


Maintain highest levels of scientific integrity and fiscal accountability


Remain open and honest; engage stakeholders


Be courageous in goals and approach; be undaunted by the potential for failure


Represent a myriad of demographics, geographies, expertise, and experiences

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