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People First Blog Posts

November 28, 2012

HHS recently launched a project to redesign Usability.gov, and we want your input to make the site better.

November 19, 2012

At HHS we have two usability labs equipped to make sure our websites give the public the best experience possible. This includes mobile devices.

November 14, 2012

How HHS is working to meet the challenges presented mobile devices, social media and cloud computing covered in the federal government digital strategy.

October 22, 2012

HHS announces Innovation Challenge winners that help patients manage & access info in their electronic health records.

October 18, 2012

So HHS is making content accessible on Smartphones and Social Media, how does this help me if I don’t use those things? Several have asked us such questions.

October 12, 2012

For the first time ever, the most recent round of HHSinnovates Awards featured a “People’s Choice Award”, in which all six finalists were showcased for public voting. The results were astronomical; nearly 18,000 votes were cast.

October 9, 2012

Learn more about MappyHealth, a website that tracks 25 health conditions using real-time data from the Twitter API to analyze tweets for disease trends.

October 4, 2012

One of the challenges with social media in the federal government is how to interact directly with followers. Often, we have limited capacity to reply to direct questions. Holding events such as a twitter townhall, however, allows a set timeframe for followers to directly interact with government representatives.

October 3, 2012

The Reducing Cancer among Women of Color App Challenge asks developers to create an app to help the prevention and treatment of cancer in women.

September 27, 2012

Our commitment to consolidating Web content into topic-based websites has generated much interest. One commenter asks about alternate models.

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