Department of HHS

By: Eric Tonniges

When was it established?

The health and the human services was founded in 1798, but there is a very weird story behind it. It was founded when an act was pasted to relieve sick and disabled seamen!!

Why was it established?

It was established to help relieve the sick and poor. There goals were to help Americans be as healthy as they could be.

What are the duties of the program today?

The duties revolve around human conditions and concerns in the United States. They advise the president on matters of health, welfare, and income security programs.

Who is the leader of this?

Kathleen Sebelius