Meaning of Department of Health and Human Services

Depart'ment of Health' and Hu'man Serv'ices

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. the department of the U.S. government that administers federal programs dealing with public health, welfare, and income security: created in 1979 from the reorganized Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. Abbr.: HHS
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