Department of Health and Human Services
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is a cabinet-level executive agency of the United States Government. It is tasked to protect the health and provide human services for all Americans. This is the federal organization under which almost all health related data and statistics are produced.
DHHS is divided into 11 different agencies:
The DHHS Data Council
The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) is an agency of the CDC. NCHS is the U.S. government’s principal vital and health statistics agency. Major NCHS data systems and surveys include:
Other Government Agencies
Although the DHHS is the main producer of government health data, there are other government agencies that report on health-related data. For example: