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The Hubert H. Humphrey Building

Picture of the Hubert H. Humphrey building, in Washington, D.C.

200 Independence Avenue S.W.
Washington, D.C., 20201

Architect: Marcel Breuer (New York City)

The headquarters building of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is the Hubert H. Humphrey Building, located at the foot of Capitol Hill. The naming of the building in 1977 marked the first time that a federal building had been dedicated to a living person. Hubert Humphrey, who served as U.S. senator from Minnesota and Vice President of the United States, was born in 1911 and died in 1978.

HHS offices housed in the Humphrey Building include the Office of the Secretary and Deputy Secretary; Office of General Counsel; Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs; Office of the Assistant Secretary for Legislation; Office of the Assistant Secretary for Budget, Technology and Finance; Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management; Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation; and the Office of Public Health and Science (Assistant Secretary for Health). In addition, one of HHS' operating divisions, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, has headquarters offices in the Humphrey Building.

Other HHS Buildings

Several HHS operating divisions-the Food and Drug Administration, the Indian Health Service, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and the Health Resources and Services Administration-are located in the 18-story Parklawn Building in Rockville, Maryland. Constructed in three wings, the building houses some 6,000 employees in such areas as food and drugs; health professions, health education and health services; mental health; alcohol and drug abuse.

The largest Washington-area HHS facility is the campus of the National Institutes of Health, in Bethesda, Maryland, where more than 17,000 employees working in 40 buildings are engaged in conducting the world's foremost biomedical research program.

Other HHS agencies-the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research, the Administration on Aging, and the Administration for Children and Families-are located in leased space throughout the greater Washington, D.C. area.

In addition, the campus of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the offices of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry are located in Atlanta, Georgia.

Last revised: November 10, 2003

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