U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
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About HHS

It is the mission of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) to enhance and protect the health and well-being of all Americans. We fulfill that mission by providing for effective health and human services and fostering advances in medicine, public health, and social services.

Family of Agencies

HHS programs are administered by the Office of the Secretary Staff Divisions, Operating Divisions, and Regional Offices.


The Department's leaders are public servants committed to your health and well-being.

Budget & Performance

The HHS financial report provides fiscal and high-level performance results.

Strategic Plan

Every four years, HHS updates our Strategic Plan, which describes our work to address current health and human services issues.


The HHS newsroom is a gateway to the Department's latest news releases and press office information.


HHS offers you a rewarding career working with the latest in health research, care, and technologies to improve the quality of life of millions.

HHS Historical Highlights

The Historical Highlights lists major events in HHS history and a list of its Secretaries.


The Freedom of Information (FOI)/Privacy Acts Division handles FOIA and Privacy Act issues and requests.

HHS Sustainability

HHS outlines its path towards sustainable operation and efficiency in the 2014 HHS Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan.