UFHealth.org’s health encyclopedia connects health providers, locations, and research studies together and is a critical component in powering the patient content on our website.
The base content for the encyclopedia is provided by an outside vendor, ADAM. ADAM content is physician-reviewed, written by skilled consumer medical writers, and is based on the best available evidence from national guidelines, government agencies, recognized leading textbooks, and peer-reviewed literature. However, it sometimes does not fully reflect our approach to patient care at UF Health, and sometimes might be incomplete.
ADAM health topics can be overwritten with UF Health specific content; in addition, new health topics can be added to the encyclopedia. Our long-term goal is to make the UF Health encyclopedia as specific to our health care system as possible; this would be more relevant to our patients, and would help to differentiate us from other health care providers. When people are faced with health issues, we want them to rely on UFHealth.org for comprehensive, clear, concise, objective, reliable health information.
Review and Approval Process
- Step One
Download the Health Topic Overview document and complete the document. If you would like assistance in creating the health topics, please reach out to Web Services or to your Marketing representative.
- Step Two
Submit the Health Topic Overview using the form submission below, attaching the completed document.
- Step Three
Health topic is reviewed by UF Health marketing.
- Step Four
Health topic is reviewed and approved by Department chair.
- Step Five
Chief Communications Officer or their proxy approves health topic to be added to site.
- Step Six
Web Services publishes the topic on UFHealth.org, and links the topic to relevant physicians, locations, and other web pages.
- Use simple, clear language written to the eighth-grade reading level.
- Materials should be objective and encyclopedic in nature.
- All writing should be in third person. (Avoid using ‘I’ and ‘you’.)
Health Topic Examples
Step 1. Write Health Topic
Step 2. Submit to Web Services
For questions or guidance in completing the Health Topic Submission Form, please contact UF Health Web Services.