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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In fact, by the early 1900s, the population of AI/ANs was just 5% of the original population at the first European contact (US DHHS 2001 ).
Yet, the Theory of Clinical Trials claims, "it is not necessary to separately analyze subpopulations unless there are empirically based hypotheses about group differences" (US DHHS 2001).
In 1997, about 49% of employees reported drug testing in their workplaces (US DHHS, 1999).
The goal of Healthy People 2000 was to increase the span of healthy life, but Healthy People 2010 stresses quality of life and overall well-being, along with increasing life expectancy (US DHHS 2000).
As updated in 2005, the guidelines acknowledge that consumers need good advice to make informed choices about diets that support longer, healthier and more active lives (US DHHS 2005a).
* July 14: The Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV Injected Adults and Adolescents, published by the US DHHS, is updated.
Screening and assessment in TANF/welfare-to-work: Ten important questions TANF agencies and their partners should consider (US DHHS Report No.
The report by Heckler titled Black and Minority Health (US DHHS, 1985) emphasized the need for culturally sensitive health care providers.
Health-damaging behaviors such as tobacco use, lack of physical activity and poor nutrition are major contributors to the nation's leading killers, heart disease and cancer (US DHHS 2003).
Significantly, the US DHHS Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) intends to publish new regulations that would require over 6,000 hospitals to swiftly implement an error reporting system.
Women are more likely than men to need long-term care, and typically for a longer period of time (average 3.7 years) than men (average 2.2 years) (US DHHS 2002).