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Government Documents: Health & Human Services

A guide for the Government Documents Collection

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) to enhance and protect the health and well-being of all Americans. We fulfill that mission by providing for effective health and human services and fostering advances in medicine, public health, and social services.

HHS has 11 operating divisions, including eight agencies in the U.S. Public Health Service and three human services agencies. These divisions administer a wide variety of health and human services and conduct life-saving research for the nation, protecting and serving all Americans. Explore here.


All of these divisions do research and generate tons of credible information. Each division publishes various publications in PDF form which are free to the public. Search "publications" to find them. 



HHS Archives

Access HHS archives here.

National Institute on Drug Abuse

The National Institute on Drug Abuse provides research publications on drug abuse and addiction. Archived publications can be found here.