Glossary Term

HHS

Health and Human Services (HHS) Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

The Department of Health and Human Services is the United States government’s principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves (Alliance Terminology & Data Resources May 2021)

The United States government’s principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves. HRSA is a division of HHS. (OPTN Bylaws Definitions, December 2020)