Department of Health&Human Services
By Karlea and Taylor
The mission of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is to enhance the health and well-being of 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.
HOW IT ALL STARTED
SYLVIA MATHEWS BURWELL~ Head/Secretary of HHS
For her new job as secretary, she is concerned with health matters. She is now a member of the President's cabinet where she will inform him on matters with her deaprtment. Sylvia is often referred to as the Health, Education, Labor, Pensions Committee, and the Finance Committee, which has jurisdiction over Medicare and Medicaid.