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Governmental Organization

United States Department of Health and Human Services

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Purpose and Activities

To enhance and protect the health and well-being of all Americans by providing for effective health and human services and fostering advances in medicine, public health, and social services.


The Department of Education Organization Act was signed into law, providing for a separate Department of Education. The Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) became the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on May 4, 1980


United States Department of Health and Human Services

Government agency


200 Independence Ave., S.W. Washington, DC United States 20201-0004

Contact Information

  • Alternate Phone: (202) 619-0257
  • Telephone: (877) 696-6775
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