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Health and Human Services Department
■ About the Health and Human Services Department
[Page 723]Several agencies and initiatives of the early 20th century protected public health and social welfare. This included programs to detect and prevent the spread of communicable diseases; regulate food, drugs and cosmetics; and implement the newly enacted Social Security Act, a signature piece of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal policies. In 1953, the Health, Education, and Welfare Department (HEW) was established under President Dwight D. Eisenhower, and it greatly expanded the federal government’s health and social services mission during the prosperity that followed the end of World War II. Later, President Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society, which included the expansion of civil rights laws, created additional health and welfare-focused programs ...