Health Topics

The primary focus of is patient care. The website is perhaps our single best resource for patients and potential patients who want information about any given health topic.’s health encyclopedia connects health providers, locations, and research studies together and is a critical component in powering the patient tools available on the website. The core content for the encyclopedia was 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.

There are opportunities to expand and improve the Health Encyclopedia with customized content and new entries. UF Health senior leadership has requested that we include as much custom content for all health topics as possible. Because University of Florida Health physicians are leading experts related to several conditions and health topics, it makes good sense for them to provide custom content that describes a unique approach, or elaborates on existing content. When individuals all around the world are faced with health issues, we want them to rely on for comprehensive, clear, concise, objective, reliable health information.

Health Topics have to be reviewed by physicians, marketing specialists and departmental chairs for accuracy and approval before being added; this process starts by completing a request form.

Review and Approval Process

  • In-house expert writes content
  • Submits to UF Health marketing/PR representative
  • Department chair approves
  • CCO approval
  • Health Topic submitted to UF Health Web Services
  • Web Services publishes to
  • For questions or guidance in completing the Health Topic Submission Form, please contact UF Health Web Services.
  • Download Health Topic Overview

Health Topic Submission

Form for requesting a Health Topic Submission document.
  • Please note that promotional information about physicians, practices and specific patient treatment programs is reserved for the “Approach to Care” section. Please contact your marketing representative for details.

Writing Tips

  • 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’.)

Check out these examples of health topic variations