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Department of Health and Human Services - Sub-Departments

The Department of Health and Human Services is charged with protecting the health of all American citizens. This large department comprises many well-known agencies, such as the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration. They are also in charge of Medicare and Medicaid. Research in all areas of health, prevention of child abuse, and treatment and prevention of substance abuse are a few of other responsibilities of the HHS. [6]

This page contains a list of sub-departments that are a part of the Department of Health and Human Services. This is an active list that is open to change, and it is meant to be a convenient public reference, not an official list. All the sub-departments listed below are referenced from this department's government website [1], where an official list may be accessed.


Administration for Children & Families (ACF)

Administration on Aging (AOA)

Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ)

Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease (ATSDR)

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)

Center for Faith Based and Community Initiatives (CFBCI)

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Departmental Appeals Board (DAB)

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)

Indian Health Service (IHS)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Office of Inspector General (OIG)

Office for Civil Rights (OCR)

Office of Global Health Affairs (OGHA)

Office of Inspector General (OIG)

Office Of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA)

Office of the Secretary (OS)

Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)

Office of the General Counsel (OGC)

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)


  1. 'HHS Agencies and Offices.' U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 06-07-2010. <>.


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