Founded in 1953 as the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, also known as HHS, is one of the largest federal departments in the United States. The department administers more than 300 programs, including social science research, disease prevention, health information technology, food and drug safety, and faith-based and community initiatives and. It also provides child abuse and domestic violence prevention services. U.S. Department of Health & Human Service also offers preschool education and related solutions. It additionally provides financial assistance and services for low-income families. The department's programs are administered by over 10 operating divisions.