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Encyclopedia > United States Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Health and Human Services
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Agency overview
Formed April 11, 1953
May 4, 1980
Preceding Agency United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
Jurisdiction Federal government of the United States
Headquarters Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Washington, D.C.
Employees 67,000 (2004)
Annual Budget Discretionary: $67.2 billion (2006)
Mandatory: $573.5 billion (2006)
Agency Executives Michael O. Leavitt, Secretary
 
Tevi Troy, Deputy Secretary
Child Agency HHS agencies
Website
www.hhs.gov

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The department was created when President Jimmy Carter signed the Department of Education Organization Act (PL 96-88) into law on October 17, 1979. It split the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, (HEW), which included the Social Security Administration, agencies constituting the Public Health Service, Family Support Administration, and the Office of Education into the Department of Health and Human Services and the United States Department of Education. Both began operation on May 4, 1980. (In 1995, the Social Security Administration was removed from the Department of Health and Human Services, and established as an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States Government). For the pop band, see Presidents of the United States of America. ... For other persons named Jimmy Carter, see Jimmy Carter (disambiguation). ... OVERVIEW Mission Congress established the U.S. Department of Education (ED) on May 4, 1980, in the Department of Education Organization Act (Public Law 96-88 of October 1979). ... is the 290th day of the year (291st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Bold text Seal of the United States Department of Health, Education and Welfare The United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (also known as HEW) was a cabinet-level department of the United States government from 1953 until 1979. ... The Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Building[1]) , ED headquarters in Washington, DC A construction project to repair and update the building facade at the Department of Education Headquarters building in 2002 resulted in the installation of structures at all of the entrances to protect employees and visitors from... is the 124th day of the year (125th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ...


It is administered by the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services, currently Michael O. Leavitt, who is appointed by the President of the United States. 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 Commissioned Corps, the uniformed service of the PHS, is lead 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 primary mission of administering the Commissioned Corps. The United States Secretary of Health and Human Services is the head of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, concerned with The Secretary is a member of the Presidents Cabinet. ... Michael O. Leavitt Michael Okerlund Leavitt (born February 11, 1951 in Cedar City, Utah) is an American, and is currently the Secretary of Health and Human Services. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... Template:Higher standard // History of the United States Public Health Service The United States Public Health Service (PHS) was founded first by President John Adams in 1798 as a loose network of hospitals to support the health of American seamen. ... The United States Assistant Secretary for Health (ASH) serves as the Secretary of Health and Human Servicess primary advisor on matters involving the nations public health. ... PHS Cap Device The United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps (PHSCC) had its humble beginnings with the creation of the Marine Hospital Fund, which later was reorganized in 1871 as the Marine Hospital Service. ... The United States has seven uniformed services as defined by Title 10 of the United States Code. ... US Public Health Service US Public Health Service Collar Device US Public Health Service Cap Device The Surgeon General of the United States is the head of the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps (PHSCC) and thus the leading spokesperson on matters of public health in the U.S...


In 2002, the department released Healthy People 2010, a national strategic initiative for improving the health of Americans. Healthy People 2010 was started in January 2000 by the United States Department of Health and Human Services. ...

Contents

Operating divisions and agencies

  • Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services (OS) - currently led by Secretary Michael Leavitt
  • Office of the Deputy Sercretary of Health and Human Services (ODS) - currently led Deputy Secretary by Tevi Troy
  • Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) - currently lead by Assistant Secretary, Admiral Joxel García, USPHS
  • Public Health Service Commissioned Corps (PHSCC) - currently led by Acting Surgeon General, Rear Admiral Steven K. Galson, USPHS

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Former operating divisions and agencies

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Budget

The Department of Health and Human Services' budget includes more than 300 programs, covering a wide spectrum of activities. Some highlights include:

  • Health and social science research
  • Preventing disease, including immunization services
  • Assuring food and drug safety
  • Medicare (health insurance for elderly and disabled Americans) and Medicaid (health insurance for low-income people)
  • Health information technology
  • Financial assistance and services for low-income families
  • Improving maternal and infant health
  • Head Start (pre-school education and services)
  • Faith-based and community initiatives
  • Preventing child abuse and domestic violence
  • Substance abuse treatment and prevention
  • Services for older Americans, including home-delivered meals
  • Comprehensive health services for Native Americans
  • Medical preparedness for emergencies, including potential terrorism.

Related legislation

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See also

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External links

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