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Department of Health and Human Services

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Agency overview


To help provide the building blocks that Americans need to live healthy, successful lives.

Current priorities

  • Provide information on human trafficking
  • Educate people about elder rights and protections
  • Improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of healthcare for all Americans
  • Provide information for consumers/patients, medical professionals, scientists and researchers, and industry professionals about the safety and developments of foods and drugs


HHS has ten operating divisions and sixteen staff divisions. Learn more about the organizational structure.

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