Department of Health & Human Services

The mission of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is to help provide the building blocks that Americans need to live healthy, successful lives. It fulfills that mission every day by providing millions of children, families, and seniors with access to high-quality health care, by helping people find jobs and parents find affordable child care, by keeping the food on Americans’ shelves safe and infectious diseases at bay, and by pushing the boundaries of how we diagnose and treat disease. HHS is the United States government’s principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves. HHS is headed by the Secretary who is the chief managing officer for our family of agencies, including 11 operating divisions, 10 regional offices, as well as the Office of the Secretary. 


Who we serve:

  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services 
  • Food and Drug Administration