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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The target was to increase the number of states to 51 from 13 in 2009 (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2015a).
This information is also based on research funded by a contact from the office of the Assistant Secretary of Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), contract #HHS-100-89-0025, and grants from the Charles Stuart Mott Foundation, and the National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation (Research NIDRR), grant #G008720134.
Based on a comprehensive review of violence prevention activities, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2001) noted that there are numerous effective intervention programs aimed at reducing and preventing youth violence.
For further information about the Cash and Counseling Demonstration, you may contact the federal project officer: Pamela Doty, Ph.D., Senior Policy Analyst, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Room 424E, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C., 20201.
RR-11 (Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control, 1992).
* The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently announced that Medicare would add obesity to its list of covered illnesses.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. [accessed Oct 10, 2003] Available from: http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/westnile/resources /wnv-guidelines-apr-2001.pdf
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has observed that, "Compliance is conducting business with integrity and is simply adding value." (3)
The Area Health Education Center (AHEC) program is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, but matching funds are often generated to meet the varied missions of the approximately 120 AHEC's.
A federal cooperative effort that greatly enhanced the Rural Information Center's information delivery capabilities is a joint effort between USDA and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
To overcome these difficulties, the President's Task Force on Environmental Health and Safety Risks to Children recommended in 1998 (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 2004) that a large prospective epidemiologic study of American children be undertaken.
Before the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) legal authority to apprehend, detain, or conditionally release persons was limited to seven listed diseases, not including SARS, and could only be changed using a two-step process: 1) executive order of the President of the United States on recommendation by the Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and 2) amendment to CDC quarantine regulations (42 CFR Parts 70 and 71).
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