U.S. Health Care Departments & Agencies

US. State Health Care Departments &

Arizona State

Arizonans age 65 and older are a rapidly growing
segment of our population. The aging of our society
is going to have great influence on our way of life,
affecting all aspects of society, especially healthcare systems, the economy & government programs. There are reasons to be optimistic about the aging of our population. Arizonans can live vital, healthy and productive lives in what has

California State
The California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS) oversees twelve departments and one board that provide a range of health care services, social services, mental health services, alcohol and drug treatment services, income assistance and public health services to Californians from all walks of life. More than 33,000 people work for departments in CHHS at state headquarters in Sacramento, regional offices throughout the state and residential facilities serving individuals with mental illness and people with developmental disabilities. CHHS’ receives more than $24.95 billion from the state’s General Fund, second only to education. The Agency’s total budget – including federal funds and special funds – is approximately $83 billion.

State of Colorado

The mission of the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing is to improve access to cost-effective, quality health care services for Coloradans.

Delaware State

The mission of the Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities is to improve or maintain the quality of life for Delawareans who are at least 18 years of age with physical disabilities or who are elderly.  The Division is committed to the development and delivery of consumer-driven services which maximize independence through individual choice, enable individuals to continue living active and productive lives and protect those who may be vulnerable and at risk.

Florida State
Promote, protect and improve the health of all people in Florida.

Iowa State
Promoting and protecting the health of Iowans

The mission of the Department of Health and Hospitals is to protect and promote health and to ensure access to medical, preventive, and rehabilitative services for all citizens of the State of Louisiana.

Michigan State
“Few things affect the quality of our life and the quality of our work more than our good health. So one way to make our economy stronger is to make health care more accessible and more affordable for the people of Michigan.” – Governor Jennifer M. Granholm

State of Montana
To advocate and promote dignity and independence for older Montanans and Montanans with disabilities by:
Providing information, education, and assistance; Planning, developing and providing for quality long-term care services; and Operating within a cost–effective service delivery system.

State of Nebraska
The Department of Health and Human Services provides important and, oftentimes, life-sustaining services to Nebraskans. Our mission, “Helping people live better lives,” provides the motivation to find ways to effectively provide these services and make a difference in the lives of so many people.

New Jersey State
Our mission is to foster accessible and high quality health and senior services to help all people in New Jersey achieve optimal health, dignity and independence.

New York State

State of New Mexico

The mission of the New Mexico Department of Health is to promote health and sound health policy, prevent disease and disability, improve health services systems and assure that essential public health functions and safety net services are available to New Mexicans.

North Dakota State
The mission of the North Dakota Department of Health is to protect and enhance the health and safety of all North Dakotans and the environment in which we live. To accomplish our mission, the North Dakota Department of Health is committed to improving the health status of the people of North Dakota, improving access to and delivery of quality health care, preserving and improving the quality of the environment, promoting a state of emergency readiness and response, and achieving strategic outcomes within available resources.

Pennsylvania State
“Enhancing the quality of life of all older Pennsylvanians by empowering diverse communities, the family and the individual.”

Puerto Rico State Health/Departamento de Salud
En  el  mismo podrás  encontrar los diversos servicios que te ofrece el  Departamento de Salud, programas,  productos,  noticias y  lo último en la  información de  avances  tecnológicos  de  la Salud.

State of Maine
Provide integrated health and human services to the people of Maine to assist individuals in meeting their needs, while respecting the rights and preferences of the individual and family, within available resources.

Oregon State
The State Unit on Aging is dedicated to making it easier for seniors to get the help they need to support their well-being and maintain themselves in the community for as long as possible with independence, dignity and choice through the delivery of services funded by the Older Americans Act. The State Unit on Aging works closely with 17 Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) to create a comprehensive package of community services.

State of Texas
The Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) provides leadership and direction, and fosters the spirit of innovation needed to achieve an efficient and effective health and human services system for Texans. HHSC oversees the operations of the health and human services system, provides administrative oversight of Texas health and human services programs, and provides direct administration of some programs.

Commonwealth of Virginia
The Virginia Department for the Aging fosters the independence and well-being of older Virginians and supports their caregivers through leadership, advocacy and oversight of state and community programs, and guides the Commonwealth in preparing for an aging population.

State of Washington
The Department of Health works with its federal, state and local partners to help people in Washington stay healthier and safer. Our programs and services help prevent illness and injury, promote healthy places to live and work, provide education to help people make good health decisions and ensure our state is prepared for emergencies.