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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.

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

With the National Cancer Institute’s crowdsourcing tool scientists are now identifying previously neglected questions in research – potentially yielding game-changing advances in preventing, diagnosing, and treating all forms of cancer.

With your help, we have rebooted Usability.gov. We have expanded our focus of the site from just usability to user experience. Our goal was to reintroduce the site as a leading resource for user experience (UX) best practices, so we’ve worked to add more content based on what you’ve told us you need.

In 2008, HHS embarked on an ambitious 5-year mission to ensure that all Web sites and digital content across the Department would become accessible, compliant with Section 508, by May 31, 2013. No small challenge, what with over 2 million active web pages. But we did it.

The breadth of topics, ease of sharing, and visual appeal of Pinterest make it a great platform to share information on the many aspects of everyday life that HHS touches through our work.

To promote openness and improved customer service, the White House published the Digital Government Strategy last year. These principles are not new to HHS and they are being applied at all levels within the Department.

It has come time to dissolve the HHS Center for New Media in its formal state. We will continue to embrace the evolving technical world by going right to our digital foundation.

Federal regulation is one of the basic tools the government uses to carry out public policy. HHS is working to make our regulatory activities more public and open, and we need your feedback.

Super Bowl Sunday is the seconds biggest ‘food day’ for Americans. To help the public eat healthy HHS coordinates food safety tips across the web.