A Glance Back at 2015
I always say that the people who work at HHS are some of the most dedicated and selfless public servants around. Throughout 2015, like every year before, our colleagues throughout the Department proved that right.
Together, we responded to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and helped our hospitals prepare at home. We helped states around the country fight the rise in opioid use and deaths by overdose. We continued our work to make sure millions of Americans have access to affordable, quality health coverage. Across the Department, we did the daily business of grant-making, contract writing, correspondence and more. In so many ways, the talented employees here at HHS have demonstrated their passion and dedication to the American people.
So, as we embark on 2016, here is a glimpse back at some of our incredible work from this year.
HHS staff rushed to respond to the West African Ebola Epidemic. Thanks to their work and the work of countless public health professionals from around the world, we are on the road to zero Ebola cases!
We collaborated with state partners to host the 50 State Convening to Prevent Opioid Overdose and Addiction, and left with specific regional strategies to respond to the crisis of opioid abuse.
These are just a few highlights of the hard work that the Department has put into serving the American people in 2015. But we know that our work doesn’t end here. I look forward to the strides we’ll make every day throughout 2016.
.@SecBurwell takes a glance back at the year 2015 at @HHSgov → http://1.usa.gov/1Yz8dXl #2015atHHS
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