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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.

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.

Who We Are

What We Do

With a scope spanning the molecular to the societal, ARPA-H programs have the potential to radically improve everyone's health. Our streamlined awards process enables us to act quickly and catalyze cutting-edge biomedical and health research.

What We Do

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.

How We Do It

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

Our Values