It is the largest of all federal agencies with a budget that accounts for one- quarter of the federal budget allocated to all federal agencies.

In addition to maintaining approximately 300 HHS programs, the USDHHS also administrates numerous other federal agencies, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Indian Health Service (IHS), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

Through these federal agencies, the USDHHS monitors and ensures the safety of foods and drugs, conducts ongoing medical and health-related scientific research, monitors and responds to medical crisis and other medical issues affecting the public, and provides for the health-related needs of approximately 2 million Native Americans and Alaskan Natives in more than 500 officially-recognized Native...
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