• SSA, sec. 454. “The Secretary shall establish, within the Department of Health and Human Services a separate organizational unit, under the direction of a designee of the Secretary, who shall report directly to the Secretary and who shall—[administered the Office of Child Support Enforcement]….”

    (42 U.S.C. ­§ 652)

  • “(a) Grants authorized; (1) In general, [t]he Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Administration of Children and Families, in partnership with the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, shall award grants, contracts, or cooperative agreements for a period of not less than 2 years to eligible entities to develop long-term sustainability and self-sufficiency options for adult and youth victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking who are currently homeless or at risk for becoming homeless.”

    (42 U.S.C. ­§ 14043e-3. Subchapter on Violence Against Women. Collaborative grants to increase the long-term stability of victims.)

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

  • “(c) Coordination of activities through units of Department; (1) The Secretary shall coordinate all health services research, evaluations, and demonstrations, all health statistical and epidemiological activities, and all research, evaluations, and demonstrations respecting the assessment of health care technology undertaken and supported through units of the Department of Health and Human Services. To the maximum extent feasible such coordination shall be carried out through the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the National Center for Health Statistics.”

    (42 U.S.C. ­§ 242b. Subchapter on General Powers and Duties. Research and Investigations. General authority respecting research, evaluations, and demonstrations in health statistics, health services, and health care technology.)

  • “(a) Development of supportive information; The Secretary, acting through the Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, shall develop scientific evidence in support of efforts to increase organ donation and improve the recovery, preservation, and transportation of organs.”



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