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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
AND HUMAN SERVICES

HHS
Budget  $897.2B
Employees  88,509
Year Established 1953

The United States Department of Health and Human Services works to provide the foundation necessary for all Americans to lead healthy, safe, and productive lives. HHS is tasked to protect the health of all Americans by providing human services to those most in need. HHSs provides Americans with access to healthcare, affordable childcare, and job finding assistance. HHS ensures the safety of Americans food supply and works to control the spread of disease. The Department of Health and Human Services directs the Food and Drug Administration which primarily focuses on approving in products are safe enough for the American public.

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