Female doctor comforts her young patient who has cancer

Health FFRDC

Accelerating cross-cutting capabilities for America’s health.

Addressing the nation’s complex health and human services challenges

MITRE works in the public interest to address complex structural, technical, behavioral, and social challenges that affect health and healthcare delivery. The goal? Better outcomes to empower patients and clinicians, ensure access to care, improve health equity, accelerate biomedical innovation, and ensure global health security.

We operate the Health FFRDC on behalf of sponsors across the Department of Health and Human Services. Through multi-disciplinary teams, this federally funded research and development center serves all federal agencies with health and human services missions: the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Food and Drug Administration, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Health Resources and Services Administration, Administration for Children and Families, and more.

We advance evidence-based policy making, driving inventive approaches to effective and equitable federal health policies and programs. Our experts bring institutional and policy knowledge, applied science, and systems thinking to identify problems and create solutions.

With an eye to the future, we mobilize the right people, convene stakeholders, and lead public-private partnerships across health and human services sectors to foster advanced innovations.

Open, Interoperable, Equitable Outcomes

Our objectivity and trusted access to public and confidential data enable us to create new insights. How? By applying deep systems thinking to spearhead transformative innovations, such as:

With our unique perspective, we bridge government and the private sector to accelerate solutions to the most pressing healthcare and public health problems.

Latest News & Insights

Close-up view of a microscope

Health and Society Innovation Center

Fostering advances through a unique multi-disciplinary approach, to help solve our nation’s toughest health problems.

Female doctor smiling at a child
Focus Areas


Serving as a trusted partner and force multiplier to improve our nation’s health and well-being.
Contact Us

Connect with the Health FFRDC Team

Our multidisciplinary experts help our partners address the most pressing challenges in public health.


Amplify your impact 

We’re looking for mission-oriented people to help us grow our collective impact in the communities where we work and live.