U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
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Programs & Services

HHS administers more than 100 programs across its operating divisions. HHS programs protect the health of all Americans and provide essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.

HIPAA & Your Health Rights

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule and federal civil rights laws protect Americans’ fundamental health rights.

Health Insurance

HHS makes health insurance coverage more affordable, secure, and reliable through the Affordable Care Act, Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

Social Services

Programs and services such as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Head Start, child care, and child support help individuals, families, and communities.

Prevention & Wellness

HHS agencies offer resources to help you eat smart, exercise regularly, and get routine health screenings and vaccinations.

Providers & Facilities

Locate health care providers and facilities, compare your options, and find resources for caregivers.

Public Health & Safety

HHS agencies offer resources to help you and your family stay safe by informing you about food, drugs, medical devices, violence prevention, and more.

Emergency Preparedness & Response

HHS leads the nation in preventing, preparing for, and responding to the adverse health effects of public health emergencies and disasters.


Learn how HHS expands scientific understanding of health care, public health, human services, biomedical research, and availability of safe food and drugs.
Discover HHS websites on topics such as the flu, vaccines, tobacco, health care, mental health, food safety, bullying, HIV/AIDS, and more.

Education & Training Opportunities

Find HHS education and training opportunities for health professionals and students including loans, scholarships, and training programs.