MISSION: The Health Program Analysis and Evaluation Division (HPA&E) supports the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense Health Affairs (ASD(HA)) and TRICARE Management Activity (TMA) performance-based decision-making and execution through application of appropriate scientific methods and operational support by highly qualified health scientists. The broad based staff expertise provides a "think tank" for use by medical leaders from HA, TMA, TRICARE Regional Offices (TROs), Military Medical Treatment Facilities (MTFs) and the military services.
Our goal is to generate timely, useable and objective research to help improve the health system and to advance the health of DoD beneficiaries. HPA&E uses a multidisciplinary approach to investigate complex issues in measuring, evaluating and analyzing the performance of healthcare delivery systems and developing innovative methods for financing high quality health care. The staff develop and promote science based tools and methods for analyzing and/or benchmarking Military Healthcare System (MHS) health care, examine results to ensure accurate presentation and completeness and provide the ability to see the "big picture" by rapidly acquiring the background and knowledge needed to assist HA/TMA leadership in decision making.