With a simple tweet, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius quietly launched a Twitter account last March. Her first tweet, “Hello Twitterverse. I’m looking forward to reaching out to you and talking about the great work happening at @hhsgov ," included a photo of her sitting at her computer.
Secretary Sebelius’ Twitter account allows her to engage directly with the public. Through Twitter, she can promote advancements in health and human services around the county to the American public. Since the launch of her account just over a month ago, she has racked up nearly 10,000 followers.
For HHS, the Secretary’s account offers new opportunities to put social networking to use. One of the key principles of the Digital Government Strategy is making our work more customer-focused. By moving to a platform that more than 100 million Americans use, Secretary Sebelius can take her goals, priorities, and personality, directly to the American people. As the account grows, there will be more opportunities for the public to engage directly with Secretary Sebelius, ask questions, and connect with her more.
You can follow HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Twitter at @Sebelius. Connect with the Secretary and ask a question about her work at HHS.