The Department of Health and Human Services

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The United States government gets involved with many different topics such as agriculture, arts and history, education and jobs, public safety, money and taxes, the environment, and health and human services. Out of every topic health and human services play one of the biggest roles in our government today. They care about the lives of humans and want to expand the studies about health issues.

The United States principal organization for protecting the health of Americans is the Department of Health and Human Services. It provides the essential services to humans and especially to those who are not able to help themselves. The Department of Health and Human Services includes more than 300 different programs which some consist of: medical and social science, preventing diseases, food and drug safety, Medicare and Medicaid, preventing child abuse and domestic violence, and many more.

The Department of Health and Human Services is the largest grant-making agency in the United States government. It provides around 60,000 grants per year and its Medicare program is the largest health insurer, dealing with over 900 million claims per year. Health and Human Services works very closely with state, local, tribal governments. The Department's programs are lead by 11 Health and Human Services divisions. They include National Institutes of Health, Food and Drug Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease, Indian Health Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Administration for Children and Families, and Administration on Aging.

The Department of Health and Human Services also focuses on donating organs and tissues. Each day about 63 people receive an organ transplant, but on the other hand about 16 people die because ... Continue Reading