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|'''Budget:'''||Discretionary: $67.2 billion (2006) <br \> Mandatory: $573.5 billion (2006)
 
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The '''United States Department of Health and Human Services''', often abbreviated '''HHS''', is a [[United States Cabinet|Cabinet]] department of the [[United States]] [[government of the United States|government]] with the goal of protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services.
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The '''United States Department of Health and Human Services''', often abbreviated '''HHS''', is a Cabinet department of the United States [[government of the United States|government]] with the goal of protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services.
   
The department was created when [[President of the United States of America|President]] [[Jimmy Carter]] signed the [[Department of Education Organization Act]] (PL 96-88) into law on [[October 17]], [[1979]]. It split the [[United States Department of Health, Education and Welfare|Department of Health, Education and Welfare]], (HEW), which included the [[G.I. Bill]] and [[Veterans' Administration]] into the Department of Health and Human Services and the [[United States Department of Education]]. Both began operation on [[May 4]], [[1980]].
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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 [[United States Department of Health, Education and Welfare|Department of Health, Education and Welfare]], (HEW), which included the G.I. Bill and [[Veterans' Administration]] into the Department of Health and Human Services and the [[United States Department of Education]]. Both began operation on [[May 4]], [[1980]].
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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]], led by the [[Surgeon General of the United States|Surgeon General]], is the uniformed service of this agency.
   
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]], led by the [[Surgeon General of the United States|Surgeon General]], is the uniformed service of this agency.
 
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== Operating Divisions ==
 
== Operating Divisions ==
   
* Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services (OS)- currently led by Secretary [[Michael Leavitt]]
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* Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services (OS)- currently led by Secretary Michael Leavitt
* [[Administration for Children and Families]] (ACF) - currently led by Assistant Secretary [[Wade Horn]]
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* [[Administration for Children and Families]] (ACF) - currently led by Assistant Secretary Wade Horn
* [[Administration on Aging]] (AOA)- currently led by Assistant Secretary [[Josephina Carbonell]]
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* [[Administration on Aging]] (AOA)- currently led by Assistant Secretary Josephina Carbonell
* Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)- currently led by Administrator [[Carolyn Clancy]]
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* Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)- currently led by Administrator Carolyn Clancy
* [[Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry]] (ATSDR)- currently led by Director [[Julie Gerberding]]
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* [[Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry]] (ATSDR)- currently led by Director Julie Gerberding
 
* [[Centers for Disease Control and Prevention]] (CDC)- currently led by Director Julie Gerberding
 
* [[Centers for Disease Control and Prevention]] (CDC)- currently led by Director Julie Gerberding
* [[Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services]] (CMS) (formerly the [[Health Care Financing Administration]]) - currently led by Administrator [[Mark McClellan]]
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* [[Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services]] (CMS) (formerly the [[Health Care Financing Administration]]) - currently led by Administrator Mark McClellan
* [[Food and Drug Administration]] (FDA) - currently led by Acting Commissioner [[Andrew von Eschenbach]]
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* [[Food and Drug Administration]] (FDA) - currently led by Acting Commissioner Andrew von Eschenbach
* [[Health Resources and Services Administration]] (HRSA)- currently led by Acting Administrator [[Betty Duke]]
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* [[Health Resources and Services Administration]] (HRSA)- currently led by Acting Administrator Betty Duke
* [[Indian Health Service]] (IHS) - currently led by Director [[Charles Grim]]
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* [[Indian Health Service]] (IHS) - currently led by Director Charles Grim
* [[National Institutes of Health]] (NIH) - currently led by Director [[Elias Zerhouni]]
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* [[National Institutes of Health]] (NIH) - currently led by Director Elias Zerhouni
* Program Support Center (PSC) - currently led by Director [[Philip Van Landingham]]
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* Program Support Center (PSC) - currently led by Director Philip Van Landingham
* [[Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration]] ([[SAMHSA]])- currently led by Administrator [[Charles Curie]]
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* [[Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration]] ([[SAMHSA]])- currently led by Administrator Charles Curie
   
 
It no longer includes the [[Social Security Administration]], which was made independent in [[1995]].
 
It no longer includes the [[Social Security Administration]], which was made independent in [[1995]].

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Dept. of Health and Human Services

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Established:1953
Activated:May 4, 1980
Secretary:Michael O. Leavitt
Deputy Secretary: Alex Azar
Budget:Discretionary: $67.2 billion (2006)
Mandatory: $573.5 billion (2006)
Employees:67,000 (2004)

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.

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 G.I. Bill and Veterans' Administration into the Department of Health and Human Services and the United States Department of Education. Both began operation on May 4, 1980.

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, led by the Surgeon General, is the uniformed service of this agency.

Operating Divisions Edit

It no longer includes the Social Security Administration, which was made independent in 1995.

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