Registering a UF Health Social Media Account

Published: October 18th, 2012

By: Jeffrey Stevens

Category: Service Announcements

Web Services and UF Health News and Communications have been working towards streamlining the process for units to submit their proposals for social media accounts. As part of this initiative, we’ve created a new web form for submitting a new social media channel for review.


Registering an Account

Registering an official social media account is a three-step process:

Consult with your Department or Unit’s Communications Representative

Take time to meet with your department’s communications specialist to discuss the use of the account, the types of content to be produced, the frequency of posting, potential audiences, and overall goals. Approval from this representative for the account should be indicated in the form at left.

Submit a Form for Approval from the UF&Shands Academic Health Center

UF Health News and Publications and UF Health Web Services reviews account requests for compliance to AHC guidelines and makes recommendations for approval to the Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer. General this approval process takes one to two weeks.

Apply for Approval from University Relations

Following approval from the Senior Vice President, a unit or department must also register their social media account with University Relations.


Suggestions or Questions

If you have any questions about the registration process or suggestions on refining how we gather submissions, please contact Amanda Austin, the UF Health Social Media Manager, at austae@shands.ufl.edu.

About the Author

Jeffrey Stevens

Assistant Web Manager

Jeff Stevens is the Assistant Web Manager for UF Health Web Services. He focuses on user experience, information architecture, content strategy, and usability.

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