Department of Health and Human Services

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES*

200 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20201

Phone, 202-619-0257. Internet, www.hhs.gov.

SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Tommy G. Thompson

Deputy Secretary Claude A. Allen

Chief of Staff Robert Wood

Chair, Departmental Appeals Board Cecilia Sparks Ford

Director, Intergovernmental Affairs Christopher McCabe

Director, Public Health Preparedness Jerome M. Hauer

Executive Secretary Ann Agnew

Assistant Secretary for Health Eve Slater

Surgeon General Richard Carmona

Assistant Secretary for Ed Sontag

Administration and Management

Assistant Secretary for Budget, (vacancy)

Technology, and Finance

Assistant Secretary for Legislation Scott Whitaker

Assistant Secretary for Planning and (vacancy)

Evaluation

Assistant Secretary for Public Kevin Keane

Affairs

General Counsel Alex Azar

Inspector General (vacancy)

ADMINISTRATION ON AGING

One Massachusetts Avenue NE., Washington, DC 20201

Phone, 202-401-4541. Internet, www.aoa.dhhs.gov.

Assistant Secretary Josefina Carbonell

ADMINISTRATION FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

370 L'Enfant Promenade SW., Washington, DC 20447

Phone, 202-401-9200. Internet, www.acf.gov.

Assistant Secretary Wade F. Horn

AGENCY FOR HEALTHCARE RESEARCH AND QUALITY

2101 East Jefferson Street, Rockville, MD 20852

Phone, 301-594-6662. Internet, www.ahrq.gov. E-mail, info@ahrq.gov.

Director Carolyn Clancy

AGENCY FOR TOXIC SUBSTANCES AND DISEASE REGISTRY

1600 Clifton Road NE., Atlanta, GA 30333

Phone, 404-639-0700. Internet, www.atsdr.cdc.gov.

Administrator Julie L. Gerberding

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION

1600 Clifton Road NE., Atlanta, GA 30333

Phone, 404-639-3311. Internet, www.cdc.gov.

Director Julie L. Gerberding

CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES

7500 Security Blvd, Baltimore, MD 21244

Phone, 410-786-3000. Internet, www.cms.gov.

Administrator Thomas Scully

FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION

5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857

Phone, 888-463-6332. Internet, www.fda.gov.

Commissioner Mark B. McClellan

HEALTH RESOURCES AND SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857

Phone, 301-443-2086. Internet, www.hrsa.gov.

Administrator Elizabeth James Duke

INDIAN HEALTH SERVICE

Suite 400, 801 Thompson Avenue, Rockville, MD 20852

Phone, 301-443-1083. Internet, www.ihs.gov.

Director Charles W. Grim

NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH

9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892

Phone, 301-496-4000. Internet, www.nih.gov.

Director Elias A. Zerhouni

SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857

Phone, 301-443-4795. Internet, www.samhsa.gov.

Administrator Charles G. Curi

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The Department of Health and Human Services is the Cabinet-level department of the Federal executive branch most involved with the Nation's human concerns. In one way or another, it touches the lives of more Americans than any other Federal agency. It is a department of people serving people, from newborn infants to persons requiring health services to our most elderly citizens.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) was created as the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare on April 11, 1953 (5 U.S.C. app.).

Secretary The Secretary of Health and Human Services advises the President on health, welfare, and income security plans, policies, and programs of the Federal Government; and directs Department staff in carrying out the approved programs and activities of the Department and promotes general public understanding of the Department's goals, programs, and objectives.

Public Health and Science The Office ensures that the Department conducts broad-based public health assessments designed to anticipate future public health issues and problems and devises and implements appropriate interventions and evaluations to

maintain, sustain, and improve the health of the Nation; provides assistance in managing the implementation and coordination of Secretarial decisions for the Public Health Service and coordination of population-based health, clinical preventive services, and science initiatives that cut across operating divisions; provides presentations on international health issues; and provides direction and policy oversight, through the Surgeon General, for the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.

Regional Offices--Department of Health and Human Services

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Area Address/Areas Served Telephone

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Atlanta, GA.................................... Atlanta Federal Center, Rm. 5B95, 61 Forsyth St. SW, 30303-8909 (AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, 404-562-7888

NC, SC, TN).

Boston, MA..................................... Rm. 2100, Government Ctr., 02203 (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT).............................. 617-565-1500

Chicago, IL.................................... Suite 1300, 233 N. Michigan Ave., 60601 (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI)........................... 312-353-5160

Dallas, TX..................................... Suite 1124-ORD, 1301 Young St., 75202-4348 (AR, LA, NM, OK, TX)........................ 214-767-3301

Denver, CO..................................... Rm. 1076, 1961 Stout St., 80294-3538 (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY).......................... 303-844-3372

Kansas City, MO................................ Rm. 210, 601 E. 12th St., 64106 (IA, KS, MO, NE)....................................... 816-426-2821

New York, NY................................... Rm. 3835, 26 Federal Plz., 10278 (NJ, NY, PR, VI)...................................... 212-264-4600

Philadelphia, PA............................... Suite 436, 150 S. Independence Mall W., 19106-3499 (DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV)............ 215-596-6492

San Francisco, CA.............................. Rm. 431, 50 United Nations Plz., 94102 (AS, AZ, CA, GU, HI, NV)........................ 415-437-8500

Seattle, WA.................................... Rm. 911F, 2201 6th Ave., 98121 (AK, ID, OR, WA)........................................ 206-615-2010

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Administration on Aging

The Administration on Aging, the principal agency designated to carry out the provisions of the Older Americans Act of 1965, is responsible for all issues involving the elderly. The Administration develops policies, plans, and programs designed to promote the welfare of the elderly; promotes their needs by planning programs and developing policy; and provides policy, procedural direction, and technical assistance to States and Native American tribal governments.

For further information, contact the Administration on Aging, One Massachusetts Avenue NE., Washington, DC 20201. Phone, 202-401-4541. Internet, www.aoa.dhhs.gov.

Administration for Children and Families

The Administration for Children and Families provides advice to the Secretary on issues pertaining to children, youth, and families; child support enforcement; community services; developmental disabilities; family assistance; Native American assistance; refugee resettlement; and legalized aliens.

For further information, contact the Administration for Children and Families, 370 L'Enfant Promenade SW., Washington, DC 20447. Phone, 202-

401-4634. Internet, www.acf.dhhs.gov.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, as part of the Public Health Service, is responsible for supporting research designed to improve the quality of healthcare, reduce its costs, address patient safety and medical errors, and broaden access to essential services.

For further information, contact the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality,...

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