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he United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), also known as the Health Department, is a cabinet-leveldepartment of the U.S. federal government with the goal of protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services. Its motto is "Improving the health, safety, and well-being of America".

Before the separate federal Department of Education was created in 1979, it was called the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW).