United States Department of Health and Human Services

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Department of Health and Human Services
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Official seal
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Department overview
Formed April 11, 1953
May 4, 1980
Preceding agency United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
Jurisdiction Federal government of the United States
Headquarters Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Washington, D.C.
Employees 67,000 (2004)
Annual budget Discretionary: $67.2 billion (2006)
Mandatory: $573.5 billion (2006)
Agency executives Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary
Bill Corr, Deputy Secretary
Child agency HHS agencies
Website
www.hhs.gov

The United States Department of Health and Human Services (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. Its motto is "Improving the health, safety, and well-being of America".