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The Mission of HHS

The mission of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is to enhance the health and well-being of all Americans, by providing for effective health and human services and by fostering sound, sustained advances in the sciences underlying medicine, public health, and social services.

To learn more about HHS and fulfilling the mission, visit About HHS.

Stories From The Field

Anthropology and Africa connect at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Denise, an anthropologist with the CDC, responds to an Ebola outbreak in Nov. 2014.

Denise is an anthropologist who has been working at CDC since 2001. From 2001-2003 Denise was an Epidemic Intelligence Surveillance (EIS) officer in the Division of Reproductive Health. Since graduating from the 2-year EIS program, Denise has worked as a behavioral scientist in the Division of HIV/AIDS (2003-2007), the Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria (2007-2015), and, more recently, the Division of Global Health Protection (2015 to present).

“My experience as a Peace Corps health volunteer in Gabon was invaluable in that it had a direct impact on my career choice to become a cultural anthropologist working in public health.” – Denise, CDC Anthropologist

Pay, benefits, and work-life balance at HHS

Federal benefits are among the best offered both in the private and public sectors. Benefits vary depending on the agency within HHS and many overlap. Eligibility depends on the position held and whether employment is full-time, part-time, or intermittent.

The Office of Personnel and Management (OPM) implements the programs and delivers the services for human capital management and benefits that enable HHS to meet its strategic goals.

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