U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


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U.S. De·part·ment of Health and Hu·man Ser·vic·es

(HHS) (dĕ-pahrt'mĕnt helth hyū'măn sĕrv'i-sĕz)
The "parent" of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that administers many of the social programs dealing with the health and welfare of U.S. citizens.
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Interviewers who come to the door will have a photo ID that identifies them as working for RTI International and on behalf of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The interviewer will start with a few general questions, and then may ask for one or two members of your household to complete an hour-long interview.
The target was to increase this percentage from 53.3% in 2009 to 58.6% by the year 2020 (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2015a).
Rockville, Md: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration, Center for Devices and Radiological Health.
The Body Wise Handbook, which is a publication of the Office of Women's Health (OWH) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is such a resource developed to assist middle grades educators with issues regarding disordered eating.
Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), HIPAA: medical privacy--national standards to protect the privacy of personal health information, <http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/hipaa>
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services at aspe.os.dhhs.gov/admnsimp/ (provides guidance on Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information regulation)
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends that all HIV testing include counseling that covers the test itself, basic information about HIV and AIDS, how to avoid spreading the virus, the confidentiality of the results, the possible impact of the results on the person being tested, and discussion of to whom results should be disclosed, such as sex or needle-sharing partners.
are approximately 50% African-American (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services [DHHS], 1999).
NIDDK is part of the National Institutes of Health under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Established in 1978, the clearinghouse provides information about diabetes to people with diabetes and to their families, health care professionals, and the public.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is taking a leadership role in empowering people with disabilities--children, working age adults, and older people who need help with basic daily activities--and their families, by increasing their independence and quality of life.
Despite much evidence to the contrary, in 1990 the dietary guidelines compiled by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in conjunction with the Department of Agriculture asserted that "drinking has no net health benefit." But the government faced increasing difficulty sustaining its blanket condemnation of alcohol, and the latest dietary guidelines, issued in January, announced that drinking could be beneficial.
Researchers with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services patented a rabbit (which may or may not be genetically engineered) for testing anti-AIDS vaccines.
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