U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Also called HHS. A cabinet-level body of the U.S. federal government responsible for protecting the public health. It conducts drug inspections, assists in the implementation of Medicare and Medicaid, runs the health service for Native Americans, and performs many similar operations. Until 1995, it also administered the Social Security Administration. It was created in 1953 and took its current form in 1980.
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As recommended last year by the Advisory Committee to the Director of NIH, the new office will be located at the HHS department level, in the office of the Assistant Secretary for Health.
In 1994, HCFA staff sought and obtained developmental assistance and training in alternative dispute resolution from the HHS Department Appeals Board.
One of the state's overarching goals is to create an underlying technology platform that DSS and its other HHS departments can reuse, while continuously improving services for its end users.