On April 8, 2009, President Obama signed an Executive Order establishing a White House Office of Health Reform within the Executive Office of the President. The goal of the office is to provide leadership to the executive branch in establishing policies, priorities, and objectives for the federal government's comprehensive effort to improve access to health care, the quality of such care, and the sustainability of the health care system. The order also directs the HHS Secretary to establish within HHS an Office of Health Reform to coordinate closely with the White House Office of Health Reform.