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HHS Launches @HHSLatino

The Department of Health and Human Services has launched a new twitter account in coordination with Hispanic Heritage Month,@HHSLatino, to help better serve the Hispanic community.

Over a year ago, we launched Cuidado de Salud, our Spanish language partner to Thousands of visitors have used this site to shop for health insurance and learn about important health care benefits provided under the health reform law, the Affordable Care Act. But we haven’t stopped there.

Today, in coordination with Hispanic Heritage Month, we are launching our newest Spanish language resource – a Spanish twitter account to improve our efforts to reach our Latino community. We are pleased to announce  @HHSLatino! This twitter account will highlight ongoing activities happening at the Department of Health and Human Services important for Latino families.

Be sure to follow us @HHSLatino so that you and your family can stay updated on the latest and greatest services that HHS has to offer. From implementing the Affordable Care Act to providing child support services, you will find out about it first from @HHSLatino.

As we work to improve the health of every community in America, we know that means tailoring our customer services to address the diverse needs of the communities we intend to serve. Knowledge is power. So add us on twitter and tell your friends and family to add us, too. We look forward to working together to bridge the communication gap and improve the health and well-being of the Latino community!

Mayra E. Alvarez is the Director of Public Health Policy in the Office of Health Reform for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services