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United States Department of Health and Human Services

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The department of health and human services of the United States is a United States federal government agency that is setup with the purpose of protecting the health and well being of all Americans.

Commonly abbreviated as HHS, it has 11 operating divisions, including eight agencies in the U.S. Public Health Service and three human services agencies. These divisions administer a wide variety of health and human services and conduct life-saving research for the nation, protecting and serving all Americans.

List of organizations and institutes in HHS

  • Administration for Children and Families (ACF)
  • Administration for Community Living (ACL)
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
  • Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
  • Assistant Secretary for Administration (ASA)
  • Assistant Secretary for Financial Resources (ASFR)
  • Assistant Secretary for Health (ASH)
  • Assistant Secretary for Legislation (ASL)
  • Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE)
  • Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR)
  • Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs (ASPA)
  • Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships (CFBNP)
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • Departmental Appeals Board (DAB)
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
  • Immediate Office of the Secretary (IOS)
  • Indian Health Service (IHS)
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
  • Office of Global Affairs (OGA)
  • Office of Inspector General (OIG)
  • Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs (IEA)
  • Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA)
  • Office of the Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
  • Office of the General Counsel (OGC)
  • Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

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