U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
The mission of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is to enhance and protect the health and well-being of all Americans. HHS Secretary, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, is "committed to the mission of ensuring that every American has access to the building blocks of healthy and productive lives."
HHS has 11 operating divisions, including eight agencies in the United States Public Health Service and three human services agencies. Some of these include the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Food and Drug administration (FDA), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
It is, also, home of the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee (CFSAC) (pronounced "sif-sac") which falls under the administrative and management support of the HHS Office on Women's Health and is lead by Nancy C. Lee, M.D., Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health – Women’s Health.
The Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee is chaired by Dr. Susan Levine.
Notable people[edit | edit source]
Learn more[edit | edit source]
- Wikipedia - United States Department of Health and Human Services
- 2016, AHRQ Evidence Review Changes Its Conclusions
- 2016, Activists Meet With US Assistant Secretary of Health DeSalvo
References[edit | edit source]
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a U.S. government agency dedicated to epidemiology and public health. It operates under the auspices of the Department of Health and Human Services.
National Institutes of Health (NIH) - A set of biomedical research institutes operated by the U.S. government, under the auspices of the Department of Health and Human Services.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee (CFSAC) - (sometimes pronounced SIF-SACK) A US government advisory council that met twice per year, covering current topics related to Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Meetings usually lasted for two days and the results were presented to the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). After 15 years, on September 5, 2018, CFSAC's charter was not renewed by the Department of HHS, effectively dissolving the committee without notice or warning.