The Wisdom of the HHS Crowd!
Visitors of the recently-launched BeTobaccoFree.gov website can now more easily find and share content related to tobacco use and health information.
The site was created to consolidate all the tobacco-related resources from across the department, which includes the Centers for Disease Control, the Food and Drug Administration, the National Institutes of Health, among others. An editorial board consisting of representatives from all the HHS operating divisions weeded out redundant or outdated information, and improved the content of what remained.
In (continuous) development:
This site grows with the expanding HHS new media activities. Here are the most recent updates.
- Follow @HHSNewMedia on Twitter
The HHS Center for New Media has joined Twitter to support HHS Operating and Staff Divisions and their various social media campaigns, and engage with other federal and official social media accounts as a partner and leader in social media.
- CDC's Guide to Writing for Social Media (PDF - 1.57 MB)
In this guide, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers information to help you write more effectively using multiple social media channels, particularly Facebook, Twitter, and mobile phone text messaging.
- HHS Webinar Series
The Center for New Media recently launched a webinar series to highlight new media projects, share expertise from across HHS, and create opportunities to discuss the latest trends in new media. View our most recent webinars on Challenges and Third Party Website Applications.
- HHS Standards and Policies Checklist (PDF – 89KB)
Use of new media technologies must follow current laws and standards that govern information and information technology. This newly published checklist includes common standards and policies that apply to the use of new media.