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What is the US department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

-The largest health program in the world
-under the direction of the DHHS secretary currently Leavitt


True or false: The DHHS is part of the USPHS

False: USPHS is part of DHHS


What is the Administration for Children and Families

responsible for federal programs that promote the economic and social well being of families, children, individuals, and communities


What is the Administration of Aging

established in 1965 as part of older americans act


What is the agency for healthcare research and quality

charged with improving the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of healthcare for all americans


What is the centers for disease control

principle agency in the US government for protecting the health and safety of all americans


What is the food and drug administration

-responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy. ad security of human and veterinary drugs, bio products, medical devices, our nations food supply, cosmetics and products that emit radiation
-responsible for advancing the public health by helping to speed innovations that make medicines and foods more effective, safer, ad more affordable


What is the National institutes of health

NIH funds more than 6billion dollars in research per years
-NIH office of complementary and Alternative medicine became the national center for complementary and alternative medicine in 1999


Is the Social Security Administration a part of the DHHS

no-removed from DHHS in 1995