U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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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."[1]

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 and 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.[2]

The Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee is chaired by Dr. Susan Levine.

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