Health Care Support Services Summary

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Healthcare Support Services Summary

Catherine Lewis

University of Phoenix


Tiffany Smith

March 13, 2013

Healthcare Support Services
The Department of Health and Human Services is a vital part of society. This administration ensures the welfare of families to make sure issues are resolved efficiently and promptly whether external or internal. On some state and local level, The Department of Human Resources (DHH) is known as The Administration for Children & Family (AFC) and on others their known as Department of Children & Family (DCF) (Administration for Children and Families, 2012). However, the mission of both are the same, to provide the public citizens with services that focus on human services which promote child and adult protection, income (TANF), stronger families, and self-efficiency. However, for the purpose of this paper the writer plans to give a clear description of The Department of Health and Human Services, demographics of those they serve, types of services the organization offers, and the reason why I chose this agency. Description of the Department of Health and Human Services The Department of Health and Human Services is the principal agency responsible for protecting the health of all Americans and providing vital human services, for those who cannot afford healthcare and financial support and are least able to help themselves. They are also responsible for almost a quarter of all Federal money spent and administer more grant dollars than all other Federal agencies combined. The Department of Health and Human Services help created the Administration for Children & Families (ACF) as a major operating division in 1991 (Department of Human Services, 2012). This new administration merged with employees to help with forming the Family Support Administration (FSA) and the Office of Human Development Services (OHDS) (Administration for Children and Families, 2012). However,...