United States Department of Health & Human Services

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Alex M. Azar II is the Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). As Deputy Secretary, he is responsible for the operations of the largest civilian department in the federal government.

October 5, 2006 - Deputy Secretary Alex Azar speaks to hundreds of children participating in “Game On! The Ultimate Wellness Challenge” on the National Mall about the importance of healthy lifestyles.

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October 3, 2006 - Deputy Secretary Alex Azar explains the benefits of value-driven health care at a conference at the Heritage Foundation. More>>

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September 11, 2006 - Deputy Secretary Alex Azar participates in Pentagon Radio Day by giving live interviews from the Pentagon to radio stations across the country on the five year anniversary of the terrorist attacks.

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August 31, 2006 - Deputy Secretary Alex Azar addresses the Islamic Medical Association of North America in Chicago. More>>

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August 11, 2006 - Deputy Secretary Alex Azar presents an award of $1.5 million to Ken Brewer, the President of the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) to provide funding to demonstrate the effectiveness of Frontier Extended Stay Clinics (FESCs) in providing health care services to isolated locations in Alaska and the continental United States. The grant will also pay for staff, equipment and quality assurance programs to expand and improve existing FESCs. More>>

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August 9, 2006 - Deputy Secretary Alex Azar gives remarks during a Press Conference regarding Pandemic Preparedness at the State of Alaska Influenza Testing Laboratory in Anchorage, Alaska during a visit to the State.

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August 9, 2006 - Deputy Secretary Alex Azar greets Tlingit Tribe dancers in Sitka, Alaska during his visit to the State. More>>

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July 16, 2006 - Secretary Alex Azar greets Sheikh Tamimi in Jordan. Deputy Azar arrived in Amman on July 13 for a five-day visit to discuss issues of mutual interest to Jordan and the United States regarding health, physical fitness, biotechnology, disease detection and human services. More>>

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The Honorable Alex Azar, Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, met with His Excellency Michal Sewerynski, Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Poland. Washington, D.C.

April 10, 2006 - The Honorable Alex Azar, Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, met with His Excellency Michal Sewerynski, Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Poland. Washington, D.C. More>>

Deputy Secretary Alex Azar discusses local preparedness for Avian Influenza at the 74th Winter Meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors.  He announced that local governments and community groups will soon be able to use federal surplus property for permanent, supportive housing for the homeless.

February 6, 2006 - Deputy Secretary Alex Azar signs a Memorandum of Understanding on avian influenza preparedness with the Director of Institut Pasteur, Madame Alice Dautry. The agreement signifies a historic collaboration between HHS and the Institut to fight the threat of a pandemic. More>>

Deputy Secretary Alex Azar discusses local preparedness for Avian Influenza at the 74th Winter Meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors.  He announced that local governments and community groups will soon be able to use federal surplus property for permanent, supportive housing for the homeless.

January 24, 2006 - Deputy Secretary Alex Azar discusses local preparedness for Avian Influenza at the 74th Winter Meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. He announced that local governments and community groups will soon be able to use federal surplus property for permanent, supportive housing for the homeless. More>>

Deputy Secretary Alex Azar accepts a commemorative medallion honoring the 117th Anniversary of the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps from Rear Admiral Jerrold M. Michael (Ret.), President of the PHS Commissioned Officers Foundation.

January 4, 2006 - Deputy Secretary Alex Azar accepts a commemorative medallion honoring the 117th Anniversary of the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps from Rear Admiral Jerrold M. Michael (Ret.), President of the PHS Commissioned Officers Foundation. The Deputy Secretary previewed the coming transformation of the Corps designed to build on an outstanding legacy of service and keep the Corps at the "tip of the public health spear. More>>

The Honorable Alex M. Azar II, Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Last Revised: October 17, 2006

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