HHS is one of the largest civilian departments in the federal government with more than 67,000 employees. HHS is the principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans by providing effective health and human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.
The USDA provides leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development and related issues based on sound public policy, the best available science, and efficient management.
Mande has responsibility for the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), the USDA agency which protects public health by ensuring that the nation's supply of meat, poultry, and egg products is safe, wholesome and correctly labeled and packaged.
The FDA) a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for regulating the safety of food, drugs, and related products The FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation.
The CDC, a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting public health activities in the United States. The CDC′s focus is not only on scientific excellence but also on the protection of the health of all people.
NIH, a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research. Helping to lead the way toward important medical discoveries that improve people’s health and save lives, NIH scientists investigate ways to prevent disease as well as the causes, treatments, and even cures for common and rare diseases.