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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services [HHS]

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is part of the federal government. Its mission is to enhance and protect the well-being of all Americans by providing effective health and human services and fostering advances in medicine, public health and social services.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Wikipedia)
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Department of Health and Human Services
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Seal of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Department Headquarters
Department overview
Formed April 11, 1953; 63 years ago (1953-04-11) (as Department of Health, Education, and Welfare)
May 4, 1980 (1980-05-04) (as United States Department of Health and Human Services)
Preceding agencies
Jurisdiction Federal government of the United States
Headquarters

Hubert H. Humphrey Building
Washington, D.C.

38°53′12″N 77°00′52″W / 38.88667°N 77.01444°W / 38.88667; -77.01444Coordinates: 38°53′12″N 77°00′52″W / 38.88667°N 77.01444°W / 38.88667; -77.01444
Employees 79,540 (2015)
Department executives
Child Department
Website www.HHS.gov
The HHS headquarters in Washington, D.C.

The United States Department of Health and 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. Its motto is "Improving the health, safety, and well-being of America". Before the separate federal Department of Education was created in 1979, it was called the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW).

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