Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Delivering Health Care - Part 1
Lecture:Organization of Health Care and the Federal, State, and Local Levels
Slide content:Organization of the HHS 1.1 Chart: (HHS.gov, ND) 5
Slide notes:As illustrated in this flowchart, the structure of the HHS is complex. At the top, outlined in purple, is the Office of the Secretary, which oversees all operations. This lecture focuses on the inner boxes outlined in blue, which represent the eleven HHS operating divisions. Three of these divisions are considered human services agencies: the Administration for Children and Families, the Administration on Aging, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The other eight divisions are part of the U.S. Public Health Service. The Office of the Inspector General will also be discussed. Overall, the HHS runs more than 300 health care programs. 5