The mission of HHS

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The mission of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is to enhance the health and well-being of all Americans, by providing for effective health and human services and by fostering sound, sustained advances in the sciences underlying medicine, public health, and social services.

Secretary Priorities

Former Secretary Alex M. Azar II has identified four priorities for HHS, to focus the Department’s work to improve the health and well-being of the American people.

To learn more about HHS and fulfilling the mission, visit About HHS.

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