Department of Health and Human Services

Evaluación | Biopsicología | Comparativo | Cognitivo | Del desarrollo | Idioma | Diferencias individuales | Personalidad | Filosofía | Social | Métodos | Estadística | Clínico | Educativo | Industrial | Artículos profesionales | Psicología mundial | Psicología Profesional: Debating Chamber · Psychology Journals · Psychologists Dept. of Health and Human Services Established: 1953 Activated: Mayo 4, 1980 Secretary: Michael O. Leavitt Deputy Secretary: Alex Azar Budget: Discretionary: $67.2 mil millones (2006) Mandatory: $573.5 mil millones (2006) Employees: 67,000 (2004) The United States Department of Health and Human Services, often abbreviated HHS, is a Cabinet department of the United States government with the goal of protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services. The department was created when President Jimmy Carter signed the Department of Education Organization Act (ES 96-88) into law on October 17, 1979. It split the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, (HEW), which included the G.I. Bill and Veterans' Administration into the Department of Health and Human Services and the United States Department of Education. Both began operation on May 4, 1980. It is administered by the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services, currently Michael O. Leavitt, who is appointed by the President of the United States. The United States Public Health Service, led by the Surgeon General, is the uniformed service of this agency. Operating Divisions Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services (OS)- currently led by Secretary Michael Leavitt Administration for Children and Families (ACF) - currently led by Assistant Secretary Wade Horn Administration on Aging (AOA)- currently led by Assistant Secretary Josephina Carbonell Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)- currently led by Administrator Carolyn Clancy Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)- currently led by Director Julie Gerberding Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)- currently led by Director Julie Gerberding Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) (formerly the Health Care Financing Administration) - currently led by Administrator Mark McClellan Food and Drug Administration (FDA) - currently led by Acting Commissioner Andrew von Eschenbach Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)- currently led by Acting Administrator Betty Duke Indian Health Service (IHS) - currently led by Director Charles Grim National Institutes of Health (NIH) - currently led by Director Elias Zerhouni Program Support Center (PSC) - currently led by Director Philip Van Landingham Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)- currently led by Administrator Charles Curie It no longer includes the Social Security Administration, which was made independent in 1995. Related legislation 1946 - Hospital Survey and Construction Act (Hill-Burton Act) ES 79-725 1949 - Hospital Construction Act PL 81-380 1950 - Public Health Services Act Amendments PL 81-692 1955 - Poliomyelitis Vaccination Assistance Act PL 84-377 1956 - Health Research Facilities Act PL 84-835 1960 - Social Security Amendments (Kerr-Mill aid) ES 86-778 1961 - Community Health Services and Facilities Act PL 87-395 1962 - Public Health Services Act PL 87-838 1962 - Vaccination Assistance PL 87-868 1963 - Mental Retardation Facilities Construction Act/Community Mental Health Centers Act PL 88-164 1964 - Nurse Training Act PL 88-581 1965 - Community Health Services and Facilities Act PL 89-109 1965 - Medicare PL 89-97 1965 - Mental Health Centers Act Amendments PL 89-105 1965 - Heart Disease, Cáncer, and Stroke Amendments PL 89-239 1966 - Comprehensive Health Planning and Service Act PL 89-749 1970 - Lead-Based Paint Poisoning Prevention Act PL 91-695 1970 - Community Mental Health Service Act PL 91-211 1971 - National Cancer Act PL 92-218 1974 - Research on Aging Act PL 93-296 1974 - National Health Planning and Resources Development Act PL 93-641 1979 - Department of Education Organization Act (Created HHS) ES 96-88 1987 - Department of Transportation Appropriations Act PL 100-202 1988 - Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act PL 100-360 1989 - Department of Transportation and Related Agencies Appropriations Act PL 101-164 External links United States Department of Health and Human Services Official Website REDIRECT Template:USCabinet de:Gesundheitsministerium (Vereinigte Staaten) et:Ameerika Ühendriikide Tervishoiu- ja Teenindusministeerium This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia (ver autores).

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