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Addiction & Overdose

Brian Kaplun

Bloomberg Fellow

Brian Kaplun is an advisor in the Office of the Secretary at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, where he helps coordinate the Secretary's policymaking agenda. In his role, he facilitates interdepartmental, stakeholder, and White House collaboration on a range of health policy issues, including on substance use disorder (SUD) and overdose policy, one of the Administration’s highest priorities.

The mission of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is to enhance the health and well-being of all Americans, by providing for effective health and human services and by fostering sound, sustained advances in the sciences underlying medicine, public health, and social services. HHS has 12 operating divisions, including nine agencies in the U.S. Public Health Service and three human services agencies. These divisions administer a wide variety of health and human services and conduct life-saving research for the nation, protecting and serving all
Americans. The Office of the Secretary (OS), HHS’s chief policy officer and general manager, administers and oversees the organization, its programs, and its activities.

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