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Moving a great idea from conceptualization to execution can be challenging, especially when you want to keep your budget in check. Storyboards can greatly assist in this process, and it’s a tool HHS used to develop new animated videos for StopBullying.gov.

We’re pleased to announce that HealthData.gov recently hit a major milestone: cataloging more than one-thousandth data set.

The phrase, “…time is of the essence,” often rings true when working to protect people from health threats. It is especially true when caring for infants. Recently CDC launched a new app—Prevent Group B Strep (GBS) — specifically for busy health care providers on the go.

Expanding access to data via Blue Button make it easier for Americans to manage their medications and take a more active role in their health.

FDA’s first youth tobacco prevention campaign, “The Real Cost,” targets at-risk youth aged 12-17 who are open to smoking or already experimenting with cigarettes.

2013 was another landmark year for open data across the Federal government. In an effort to feature the progress made this past year, here are a few of the top health data stories from HHS.

In 2013, HHS continued its work to improve the health and well-being of the American people. Relive the year and explore the work we did through Twitter.

Every HHS priority website includes a useful feature that allows users to submit feedback directly to the Department. We call it our Voice-of-Consumer Tool - or VOC Tool for short.

In the last year alone, the number of mobile visits to FDA.gov has nearly doubled, and now 25 percent of our visitors use a tablet or smartphone to access the site.

Flu season is here once again and in the spirit of openness, HHS has created a map for influenza vaccination tracking.