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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

About FDA

Social Media Communications

Description: This project will improve FDA's effectiveness in reaching our constituencies (ex., general public, news media, consumers, health care industry).

Accomplishment: In completing this project, several social media and Web 2.0 tools were developed including eight topic specific Twitter accounts, the official FDA Facebook page, the FDA Flikr page, and a number of interactive widgets. OC staff continues to improve these assets, as well as explore development of additional social media/Web 2.0 tools.

Milestone DescriptionMilestone DateMilestone StatusMilestone Completion Date

A. Create governing body


Completed 10/20/2009

B. Establish policy for agency-wide use of social media outlets


Completed 3/16/2010

C. Leverage social media channels (Twitter, Facebook) and develop Web 2.0 tools


Completed 9/22/2010

Key Projects Legend

Milestone StatusDefinition
Not Yet StartedWork for specific milestone has not yet been started.
CompletedMilestone and/or overall project is completed.
On TrackMilestone - On track for completion by milestone deadline. Quarter status - Project is on track for completion based on overall milestone status.
On HoldMilestone - On hold, but deadline for completion has not passed. Quarter status - Project is on hold, based on overall milestone status.
DelayedMilestone - Delayed as it has not been completed and deadline has passed. Quarter status - Project is delayed based on overall milestone status.


Note: The data provided on this website is produced on an ongoing basis for performance management purposes and is subject to change due to updates of preliminary estimates, corrections, or other reasons. In addition, FDA may change the type or amount of data provided on this website at any time. Information marked as "Completed" may include measures and/or key projects for which activities are ongoing but no longer tracked as part of FDA-TRACK.