United States Department of Health and Human Services

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Department of Health and Human Services
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Logo of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Department overview
Formed April 11, 1953
Preceding agencies Federal Security Agency
United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
Headquarters Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Washington, D.C.
Employees 76,341 (2013)[1]
Annual budget $940.9 billion (2013)[1]
Department executives Kathleen Sebelius, United States Secretary of Health and Human Services
Bill Corr, United States Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services
Website
www.HHS.gov

The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), also known as the Health Department, is a cabinet-level department of the Federal government of the United States with the goal of protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services. Its motto is "Improving the health, safety, and well-being of America".[2] Before the separate federal Department of Education was created in 1979, it was called the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW).

As of May 2013 CMS administers 115 programs over 11 operating divisions.[3] Those operating divisions are:

History

Budget

US Department of Health and Human Services Budget
(mandatory and discretionary dollars in millions)[1]
Line Item FY13 Budget Authority
HHS Staff and Other
Departmental Management 541
Medicare Hearings and Appeals 84
Office for Civil Rights 39
Office of the Inspector General 59
Office of the National Coordinator 26
Program Support Center 626
Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund 642
HHS Operating Divisions
Administration for Children and Families 50,308
Administration for Community Living (formerly Administration on Aging) 1,949
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 409
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry 76
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 6,218
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services 823,166
Food and Drug Administration 2,519
Health Resources and Services Administration 8,576
Indian Health Service 4,581
The National Institutes of Health 30,852
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration 3,257
Departmental Total
Total Budget 932,234


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Fiscal Year 2013 Budget in Brief: Strengthening Health and Opportunity for All Americans" (PDF). U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 2013. http://www.hhs.gov/budget/fy2013/budget-brief-fy2013.pdf. Retrieved 23 March 2014. 
  2. "About HHS". U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. http://www.hhs.gov/about/. Retrieved 23 March 2014. 
  3. "HHS Federal Program Inventory". Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. http://www.hhs.gov/budget/2013-program-inventory/federal-program-inventory.html. Retrieved 23 March 2014.