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Public Focus-related Posts

Public focus means approaching digital communications with the user in mind.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • HHS and the Department of Education recently launched MentalHealth.gov. The site provides resources for individuals looking for help, and tools so communities across the country can host local conversations on mental health.

  • Our job as digital communicators is to present information to our audiences in a way that is engaging, informative, and most importantly, makes sense. That’s not always easy. But infographics can help.

  • A key component of the Digital Government Strategy asked federal agencies to be more customer-centric in our development of websites and use of technology. Once again, The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is leading the charge with Million Hearts™ and new Spanish language material.

  • We are putting the principles of the digital government strategy into practice at HealthCare.gov by making consumer-friendly improvements to our email newsletter efforts.

  • Find out how HHS is approaching the new government Digital Strategy as it cuts loose its content, works better, and puts people first.

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

  • Today we launched BeTobaccoFree.gov. This site brings together the best tobacco-related information from across HHS and is designed with the Digital Government Strategy in mind.