Health and Human Services

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Noun1.Health and Human Services - the United States federal department that administers all federal programs dealing with health and welfare; created in 1979
executive department - a federal department in the executive branch of the government of the United States
FDA, Food and Drug Administration - a federal agency in the Department of Health and Human Services established to regulate the release of new foods and health-related products
CDC, Center for Disease Control and Prevention - a federal agency in the Department of Health and Human Services; located in Atlanta; investigates and diagnoses and tries to control or prevent diseases (especially new and unusual diseases)
PHS, United States Public Health Service - an agency that serves as the office of Surgeon General; includes agencies whose mission is to improve the public health
National Institutes of Health, NIH - an agency in the Department of Health and Human Services whose mission is to employ science in the pursuit of knowledge to improve human health; is the principal biomedical research agency of the federal government
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* Develop guidance and provide tools to further interoperability and integrated service delivery across health and human services. The National Collaborative will continue to collect and disseminate information and best practices enabling leaders to strategically position their organizations for care delivery and information technology system improvement.
Under House Bill 2304 by Four Price, R-Amarillo, three of the state's five health and human services agencies - the Health and Human Services Commission, the Department of Aging and Disability Services and the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services - would be merged into one "mega-agency" next year.
Influenza (Flu)/Primary Changes and Updates in the 2005 Recommendations, Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, August 8, 2005.
([dagger]) County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, San Diego, California, USA; and ([double dagger]) Hicks & Associates, Inc., Arlington, Virginia, USA
According to the Department of Health and Human Services (1999), the highest rates of suicide in the United States are among white men over the age of 85.
Instead, the adoption of those generic spending bills for health and human services, education, and housing has posed an opportunity for a handful of influential congressmen and senators to divert this money for their own specific "earmarked" projects.
Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Office for Civil Rights, re: standards for privacy of individually identifiable health information, proposed rule, Elk Grove, IL, and Washington, DC, Apr.
Eliminates language that prohibits the Secretary of Health and Human Services from negotiating prices for prescription drugs furnished under the Medicare program.
Department of Health and Human Services. Rockville, MD, 1998.
Under the CIO-SP2 contract, KPMG Consulting has received a total of eight task orders from the United States Army, the Department of State, the Department of Health and Human Services, and NIH, including:
At the time, Secretary of Health and Human Services Tommy Thompson praised the model legislation as "an important tool for state and local officials to respond to bioterrorism and other public health emergencies." But the MERPA soon attracted attention from critics, and for good reason: Prepared by the Center for Law and the Public's Health at Georgetown and Johns Hopkins Universities, the model legislation was an undisguised recipe for state-level tyranny.
sent both its health minister, Secretary of Health and Human Services Tommy Thompson, and Secretary of State Colin Powell, a leader on global AIDS.)
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