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About Us (WCD)

The Web Communications and New Media Division (WCD), part of the office of the Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs (ASPA),  leads the development and review of HHS Web content, social media, and supporting technologies. The division also recommends and implements digital information policy, standards, guidance, and tools for the Department.

The WCD staff provides expert consultation on best practices in digital communications, including:

  • plain language
  • Section 508 accessibility
  • usability
  • new media
  • Web analytics
  • search engine optimization
  • Information architecture

The division manages and several Secretarial priority and cross-federal topic websites, including,, and It also manages the HHS intranet.


HHS manages its Web activities through a Web Council, led by the Web Communications and New Media Division. Learn more about HHS Web Governance

Contact Us

WCD staff serve as consultants to HHS Operating and Staff Divisions. Contact us for guidance on how to use the Web as a communications tool, and on policies and requirements for federal and HHS websites. Find WCD Staff Who Can Help You