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Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT) MA-2 from Worcester, Mass., are providing medical care at this special needs shelter set up by the state in Brooklyn, N.Y.

HHS Offers Aid in the Wake of Sandy

HHS has personnel on the ground in New York and New Jersey, providing public health and medical assistance. Find information on:

Find a Red Cross shelter currently open near you.



Alzheimer's Awareness Month

HHS supports people with Alzheimer’s, their families, and caregivers. We are committed to cutting edge research that will help us meet our goal to treat and prevent Alzheimer’s disease by 2025.

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Medicare Open Enrollment

People with Medicare can use new star ratings to compare the quality of health and drug plans being offered for 2013, and select the plan that best fits their needs.

Medicare Open Enrollment runs from October 15th through December 7th.

Find and compare plans using the Medicare Plan Finder.

Secretary's Key Initiative Sites

Take health care into your own hands, explore insurance coverage options and learn about how the Affordable Care Act impacts you. Find information for individuals, families, senior citizens, people with disabilities, young adults and employers.

Bullying can happen anywhere: face-to-face, by text messages, or on the web. Learn to recognize the warning signs of bullying and how to get help.

Learn how to spot Medicare fraud and report it when you witness it to help prevent fraud, waste and abuse. You can also learn how to protect yourself from fraud and identity theft.

Get alerts on life-saving food recalls and helpful tips for keeping food safe, from the trusted source for food safety information from the federal government.

Find state-specific information about health insurance coverage for children under Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

Get everyday actions for preventing the flu; learn about the symptoms and treatment for those with the flu virus.  Find a place near you to get a flu shot; all ages should be vaccinated this year.

Let's Move!

Let's Move!

Join America’s move to raise a healthier generation of kids. Learn the facts about raising healthier kids through physical activity and nutrition.

Engage with HHS as it makes its operations more transparent to the public. Collaborate on data sets, tools and HHS initiatives to help us serve the public more effectively.

See what HHS is doing to implement and manage health and human service programs under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Find information on programs, plans, reports, updates, announcements and how HHS is doing its part to help jumpstart the economy.

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