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About HHS

It is the mission of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) to enhance and protect the health and well-being of all Americans. We fulfill that mission by providing for effective health and human services and fostering advances in medicine, public health, and social services.

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HHS Family of Agencies

HHS programs are administered by the Office of the Secretary Staff Divisions, Operating Divisions, and Regional Offices.


The Department's leaders are public servants committed to your health and well-being.

Budget & Performance

The HHS financial report provides fiscal and high-level performance results.

Strategic Plan

Every four years, HHS updates our Strategic Plan, which describes our work to address current health and human services issues.


The HHS newsroom is a gateway to the Department's latest news releases and press office information.


A multi-part video series featuring HHS employees’ stories of their journey, passion, and experiences working for the Department.


HHS offers you a rewarding career working with the latest in health research, care, and technologies to improve the quality of life of millions.

HHS Guidance Repository

Executive Order (EO) 13891, Promoting the Rule of Law through Improved Agency Guidance Documents, requires HHS to establish a single, searchable, indexed database containing links to all of HHS’s guidance documents currently in effect. Guidance documents come in a variety of formats, including interpretive memoranda, policy statements, manuals, bulletins, advisories, and more.

HHS Historical Highlights

The Historical Highlights lists major events in HHS history and a list of its Secretaries.


The Freedom of Information (FOI)/Privacy Acts Division handles FOIA and Privacy Act issues and requests.

HHS Sustainability

HHS Outlines its path toward sustainable operation and efficiency and shares additional resources and tools for achieving HHS Sustainability goals.

Open Government at HHS

HHS's open government plan, reports, and initiatives help the public hold the government accountable.

2019 Annual Report

In 2019, HHS implemented dozens of innovative ideas, policy changes, and new research projects to improve the health and well-being of the American people.

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HHS Headquarters

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20201
Toll Free Call Center: 1-877-696-6775​

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