by Jasmine Batchelor
January 14, 2020
Associate Administrator for Rural Health Policy, Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA),
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Tom Morris serves as the Associate Administrator for Rural Health Policy in the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). In that role, Tom oversees the work of the Office of Rural Health Policy, which is charged with advising the Secretary on rural health issues. The Office, which has an annual budget of $317 million, administers a range of research and capacity building grant programs that serve rural communities. In 2015, Tom received the Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Service. A North Carolina native, Tom came into government as a Presidential Management Intern and has work experience in the U.S. Senate as well as various policy and program positions within HRSA and HHS.