United States Department of Health and Human Services

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The United States Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), also known as the Health Department, is a cabinet-level department of the U.S. federal government with the goal of protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services.wikipedia
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United States Secretary of Health and Human Services

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HHS is administered by the Secretary of Health and Human Services, who is appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate.
The United States Secretary of Health and Human Services is the head of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, concerned with health matters.

United States Public Health Service

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The United States Public Health Service (PHS) is the main division of the HHS and is led by the Assistant Secretary for Health.
The United States Public Health Service (USPHS) is a division of the Department of Health and Human Services concerned with public health.

United States Department of Education

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Before the separate federal Department of Education was created in 1979, it was called the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW).
It began operating on May 4, 1980, having been created after the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare was split into the Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services by the Department of Education Organization Act, which President Jimmy Carter signed into law on October 17, 1979.

Oveta Culp Hobby

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The first Secretary of HEW was Oveta Culp Hobby, a native of Texas, who had served as Commander of the Women's Army Corps in World War II and was editor and publisher of the Houston Post.
Oveta Culp Hobby (January 19, 1905 – August 16, 1995) was the first secretary of the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, first director of the Women's Army Corps, and a chairperson of the board of the Houston Post.

Assistant Secretary for Health

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The United States Public Health Service (PHS) is the main division of the HHS and is led by the Assistant Secretary for Health.
The ASH oversees all matters pertaining to the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS), the main division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), for the Secretary as well as provide strategic and policy direction for the PHSCC.

Food and Drug Administration

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The six major program-operating components of the new Department were the Public Health Service, the Office of Education, the Food and Drug Administration, the Social Security Administration, the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, and St. Elizabeth's Hospital.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or USFDA) is a federal agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, one of the United States federal executive departments.

United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps

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The United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, the uniformed service of the PHS, is led by the Surgeon General who is responsible for addressing matters concerning public health as authorized by the Secretary or by the Assistant Secretary of Health in addition to his or her primary mission of administering the Commissioned Corps.
As with its parent division, the Public Health Service, the commissioned corps is under the direction of the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

St. Elizabeths Hospital

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The six major program-operating components of the new Department were the Public Health Service, the Office of Education, the Food and Drug Administration, the Social Security Administration, the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, and St. Elizabeth's Hospital.
The hospital was under the control of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services until 1987, when ownership of its east wing was transferred to the District of Columbia.

Surgeon General of the United States

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The United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, the uniformed service of the PHS, is led by the Surgeon General who is responsible for addressing matters concerning public health as authorized by the Secretary or by the Assistant Secretary of Health in addition to his or her primary mission of administering the Commissioned Corps.
After 141 years under the Treasury Department, the Service came under the Federal Security Agency in 1939, then the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) in 1953, and finally the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

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The six major program-operating components of the new Department were the Public Health Service, the Office of Education, the Food and Drug Administration, the Social Security Administration, the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, and St. Elizabeth's Hospital.
In 1979, Congress passed legislation that split the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare in two parts — creating the Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services.

Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services for Planning and Evaluation

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The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) is the principal advisory group to the United States Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on policy development and provides coordination and support for HHS's strategic and policy planning, planning and development of legislation, program evaluation, data gathering, policy-related research, and regulatory program.

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health

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The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) is an operating agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services and the managing personnel body for the United States Public Health Service.

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response

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HHS collaborates with the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response and Office of Emergency Management to prepare and respond to health emergencies.
The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) within the United States Department of Health and Human Services was created under the Pandemic and All Hazards Preparedness Act in the wake of Hurricane Katrina to lead the nation in preventing, preparing for, and responding to the adverse health effects of public health emergencies and disasters.

Social Security Administration

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In 1995, the Social Security Administration was removed from the Department of Health & Human Services, and established as an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States Government.
In 1953, the Federal Security Agency was abolished and SSA was placed under the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, which became the Department of Health and Human Services in 1980.

Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is a staff division of the Office of the Secretary, within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Administration for Children and Families

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The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is a division of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

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The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) is a federal public health agency within the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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The CDC is a United States federal agency under the Department of Health and Human Services and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

2010 United States federal budget

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The 2010 United States federal budget established a reserve fund of more than $630 billion over 10 years to finance fundamental reform of the health care system.

Indian Health Service

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The Indian Health Service (IHS) is an operating division (OPDIV) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

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The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ; pronounced "ark" by initiates and often "A-H-R-Q" by the public) is 1 of 12 agencies within the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA; pronounced ) is a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

National Institutes of Health

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It was founded in the late 1870s, and is now part of the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

Alex Azar

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The current Secretary, Alex Azar, assumed office on January 29, 2018, upon his appointment by President Trump and confirmation by the Senate.
On August 3, 2001, Azar was confirmed to be the General Counsel of the United States Department of Health and Human Services.