The Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health, or ARPA-H, is a nationwide health innovation network, headquartered in the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C.  ARPA-H accelerates better health outcomes for everyone by supporting the development of high-impact solutions to society's most challenging health problems.

ARPA-H is a funding agency that supports high-impact research capable of driving biomedical and health breakthroughs that can deliver transformative, sustainable, and equitable health solutions for everyone. ARPA-H’s mission focuses on leveraging research advances for real world impact. The ARPA model enables visionary Program Managers to tackle a specific problem, working with a range of performers and a variety of approaches to solve that problem, while incorporating measurement and evaluation throughout the process.

ARPA-H operates regional hubs:

  • Investor Catalyst Hub based in the Greater Boston area
  • Customer Experience Hub in Dallas
  • Stakeholder and Operations Hub in the Washington, D.C., region

Pennington Biomedical was named a spoke in both the Customer Experience and Investor Catalyst Hubs.