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Definition of HHS

HHS: The Department of Health and Human Services of the US government, which has jurisdiction over public health, welfare, and civil rights issues and is the highest-level US government body with such jurisdiction. Agencies under HHS include the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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