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Guide to U.S. Department of Health publications and those of its subsidiary agencies. Topics include diseases and conditions, vital statistics, health statistics, public health, and related matters.

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is the latest incarnation of a department that traces its roots  back to the Public Health Service, once part of the Department of the Treasury, and later part of the Federal Security Agency (FSA). The FSA became the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare in 1953. Under a 1979 regoranization, the DHHS came into existence. DHHS is responsible for protecting the health and welfare of all Americans.

Government Documents provides access to an extensive collection of DHHS publications, including publications of the Office of Child Development, Administration on Aging, Children's Bureau, Head Start Bureau, and other offices. We also have Congressional reports, documents, committee hearings, and prints related to DHHS and its predecessor agencies. Search for these using ProQuest Congressional (UHM login required). You can also find general publications, handbooks, consumer pamphlets, and a plethora of technical and statistical publications about public health and welfare.

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