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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. The Secretary is a member of the President's Cabinet. Image File history File links US-DeptOfHHS-Seal. ... The United States Department of Health and Human Services, often abbreviated HHS, is a Cabinet department of the United States government with the goal of protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential 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). ... The Cabinet meets in the Cabinet Room on May 16, 2001. ...


In 1979, the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare was split into the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of Education. The final Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare was Patricia Roberts Harris, who was also the first Secretary of Health and Human Services. 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... The United States Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare was the head of the United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. ... Categories: 1924 births | 1985 deaths | U.S. Secretaries of Health and Human Services | U.S. Secretaries of Health, Education, and Welfare | People stubs ...


The duties of the secretary revolve around human conditions and concerns in the United States. This includes advising the President on matters of health, welfare, and income security programs. It strives to administer the department of Health and Human Services to carry out approved programs and make the public aware of the objectives of the department. [1] After the attacks of 9/11 and the subsequent anthrax attacks, the position has held a unique significance in the war on terrorism. Upon his departure, Tommy Thompson, the first secretary since the installation of the war on terrorism remarked, "I, for the life of me, cannot understand why the terrorists have not attacked our food supply, because it is so easy to do..." Scholars concur, arguing that an attack on food particularly milk could effect approximately 100,000 people. This leaves a large amount of responsibility to the position in the age of protecting humans in all ways possible. [2] 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). ... Social security primarily refers to social welfare service concerned with social protection, or protection against socially recognized conditions, including poverty, old age, disability, unemployment and others. ... A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly... The War on Terrorism (also known as the War on Terror) is campaign begun by the Bush administration which includes various military, political, and legal actions taken to ostensibly curb the spread of terrorism following the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States. ... For other people with similar names, see Thomas Thompson. ...


Chronological list

No. Name Portrait Took Office Left Office President served under Notable for
1 Patricia Roberts Harris August 3, 1979 January 20, 1981 Jimmy Carter The first Secretary of Health and Human Services and first African-American woman to hold a cabinet position
2 Richard Schultz Schweiker January 22, 1981 February 3, 1983 Ronald Reagan
3 Margaret Mary O'Shaughnessy Heckler March 9, 1983 December 13, 1985 Ronald Reagan
4 Otis Ray Bowen December 13, 1985 January 20, 1989 Ronald Reagan The first physician to become Secretary of Health and Human Services
5 Louis Wade Sullivan March 1, 1989 January 20, 1993 George H. W. Bush
6 Donna Edna Shalala January 22, 1993 January 20, 2001 Bill Clinton
7 Tommy George Thompson February 2, 2001 January 26, 2005 George W. Bush The first Secretary of Health and Human Services since the beginning of the War on Terrorism
8 Michael Okerlund Leavitt January 26, 2005 Present George W. Bush

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  1. ^ The President's Cabinet. Ben's Guide (2007-02-01). Retrieved on 2007-11-15.
  2. ^ Cox, Simon. "US food supply 'vulnerable to attack'", BBC News, 2006-08-22. Retrieved on 2007-11-15. 
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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. ... 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 Office of Public Health and Science (OPHS) is an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. ... The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is a division of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ... The Administration on Aging agency in the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) conducts statistical activities in support of the research, analysis, and evaluation of programs to meet the needs of an aging population. ... 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The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), a division of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, envisions optimal health for all, supported by a health care system that assures access to comprehensive, culturally competent, quality care. ... The Indian Health Service (IHS), an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is responsible for providing federal health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives. ... National Institutes of Health Building 50 at NIH Clinical Center - Building 10 The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is an agency of the United States Ministry of Health and Human Services and is the primary agency of the United States government responsible for biomedical and health-related research. ... 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