Department of Health and Human Services
The Department of Health and Human Services has 11 operating divisions, including eight agencies in the U.S. Public Health Service and three human services agencies. These divisions administer a wide variety of health and human services and conduct life-saving research for the nation, protecting and serving all Americans.
—United States Department of Health and Human Services.
Visit the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Web site (linked in Resources).
- Choose an agency of HHS and describe what the agency does, when it was created, and who is in charge.
- Is it possible that some of these agencies could be combined? If so, how could it be done and what would be the advantages and disadvantages of the combination?