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Social Media-related Posts

Social media includes social networking platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, LinkedIn, and others.

  • The Digital Government Strategy is confronting content duplication as it applies to websites, but we need to consider how it applies to our social networking efforts as well.

  • When HHS began publishing digital shorts, recording press events, and holding video contests, it was natural for us to use YouTube. We want to meet the public where they are.

  • Recently HHS launched a department-wide social networking tool to help employees better engage with one another, and we’ve already seen some ‘wins.’

  • Million Hearts™ recently launched an educational program—Team Up. Pressure Down —to help pharmacists talk to consumers about blood pressure control. Animated videos and custom Facebook tabs provide a targeted method for reaching both audiences.

  • ASPR wants to help enhance community and individual resilience in an emergency by connecting people with “Lifelines” before disaster strikes.

  • HHS created a virtual location for the 3rd annual Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention summit via live stream, Twitter, and Facebook–allowing a continuation of the dialogue started during the event.

  • February 1st marked the beginning of American Heart Month, a time to think about what you can do to improve your heart health.

  • How do you coordinate 18 Staff Divisions and 11 Operating Divisions employing hundreds of public affairs experts? The HHS Center for New Media is here to help.

  • So we are making information more accessible on Smartphones and Social Media, how does this help me if I don't use those things? Several have asked us such questions.

  • Studies of the 2009 H1N1 pandemic and the Haiti cholera outbreak demonstrated that social media trends can indicate disease outbreak more quickly than traditional surveillance methods. Early identification of an outbreak allows health officials to respond quickly to protect communities.