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MottoImproving the health, safety, and well-being of America
Predecessor• Federal Security Agency
• United States Department of Health Education and Welfare
FormationMay 4, 1980
Parent organizationUS
HeadquartersHubert H. Humphrey Building, Washington D.C.
LeaderUnited States Secretary of Health and Human Services
Subgroups• National Institute on Drug Abuse
• Public Health Service
• Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
• Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority
• Office of the Assistant Secretary for Legislation
• Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
• Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration
• Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs
• Office of the Assistant Secretary for Financial Resources
• Office of the Inspector General
• United States Office of Research Integrity
• Administration for Children and Families
• Administration on Aging
• Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
• Office of the General Counsel
Sponsor ofPlanned Parenthood
Originally the "Department of Health, Education and Welfare" (HEW), the DHHS is a cabinet-level department of the U.S. federal government in charge of health. Its major subgroups include the FDA, CDC and NIH.

The US Department of Health and Human Services

Timothy DeFoggi

On the 26th August, 2014, Timothy DeFoggi, aged 56, a former acting director of cyber security for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, was convicted of conspiracy to advertise and distribute child pornography, and accessing a computer with intent to view child pornography in connection with his membership in a child pornography website. The US Department of Justice stated that DeFoggi "even suggested meeting one member in person to fulfill their mutual fantasies to violently rape and murder children."[1] Time magazine noted that "It’s unclear if his illegal activity overlapped with his work for the government."[2] Wired magazine reports that DeFoggi worked for the department from 2008 until January 2014.[3] DeFoggi had been using Tor. In 2015 he was sentenced to 25 years in jail.[4]

Planned Parenthood

The department financed Planned Parenthood with $256 million from fiscal years 2016 to 2018, with about two-thirds of that being a part of the Office of Population Affairs’ Family Planning Services program. [5]


An event carried out

Crimson ContagionNew York
An U.S. nationwide exercise in how to handle an influenza pandemic. Held January to August 2019
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