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Depart'ment of Health', Educa'tion, and Wel'fare




a former department of the U.S. government (1953–79) that administered federal programs dealing with health, education, welfare, and income security. Abbr.: HEW

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

Department of Health and Human ServicesDepartment of Housing and Urban Development

 

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