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C HHS Organizational Chart and Missions The Secretary Deputy Secretary Director, IGA, & Chief of Staff Secretaryâs Regional Representatives Executive Secretary Assistant Administrator, General ASH Secretary, ACF ATSDR Counsel Chief Assistant Commissioner, ASAM Administrative Law Secretary, AoA FDA Judge, OMHA Director, PSC Administrator, Administrator, Director, CMS HRSA OCR Director, Director, Director, ASRT AHRQ IHS CFBCI Director, Director, ASPE IG CDC NIH Administrator, Chair, ASPR SAMHSA DAB Director, ASL OGHA National ASPA Coordinator, ONCHIT FIGURE C-1 HHS organizational chart. NOTE: The shaded boxes in the chart indicate agencies included under the Pub- lic Health Service (PHS). The PHS also includes the Office of Public Health and Science and the 10 regional health administrators, which are administered under the Assistant Secretary for Health (ASH). SOURCE: HHS. 2008. Department of Health and Human Services Organiza- tional Chart. http://www.hhs.gov/about/orgchart.html (accessed October 8, 2008). 165
166 HHS IN THE 21ST CENTURY Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) http://www.hhs.gov To enhance the health and well-being of Americans by providing for ef- fective health and human services and by fostering sound, sustained ad- vances in the sciences underlying medicine, public health, and social services Administration for Children and Families (ACF) http://www.acf.hhs.gov To promote the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals, and communities Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) http://www.ahrq.gov To support, conduct, and disseminate research that improves access to care and the outcomes, quality, cost, and utilization of health care ser- vices Administration on Aging (AoA) http://www.aoa.gov To promote the dignity and independence of older people, and to help society prepare for an aging population Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov To serve the public by using the best science, taking responsive public health actions, and providing trusted health information to prevent harmful exposures and diseases related to toxic substances Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) http://www.cdc.gov To promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling dis- ease, injury, and disability Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) http://www.cms.hhs.gov To ensure effective, up-to-date health care coverage and to promote quality care for beneficiaries
APPENDIX C 167 Food and Drug Administration (FDA) http://www.fda.gov To rigorously assure the safety, efficacy, and security of human and vet- erinary drugs, biological products, and medical devices, and assure the safety and security of the nationâs food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) http://www.hrsa.gov To provide the national leadership, program resources, and services needed to improve access to culturally competent, quality health care Indian Health Service (IHS) http://www.ihs.gov To raise the physical, mental, social, and spiritual health of American Indians and Alaska Natives to the highest level National Institutes of Health (NIH) http://www.nih.gov To employ science in pursuit of fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to extend healthy life and reduce the burdens of illness and disability Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) http://www.samhsa.gov To build resilience and facilitate recovery for people with or at risk for substance abuse and mental illness SOURCE: HHS. 2007. Strategic plan, 2007-2012. Washington, DC: HHS.