Social Media Tools

Social media tools encourage people to share information, collaborate, and interact. These tools reinforce and personalize health messages, reach new audiences, and build a communication infrastructure based on open information exchange. The tools include:

Create a Buzz—Share AHRQ News



The small icons at the top right of every page allow you to share information, email a link to a friend, or use sharing networks such as Facebook, Twitter, and many other social media networks. social media icons for Facebook, Twitter, email, print and more.

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Use Cool Tools and Technology


AHRQ uses Twitter to broadcast short health messages ("tweets") that can be accessed by computer or mobile phone. Follow AHRQ?s news releases on Twitter: Exit Disclaimer

Also follow AHRQ Conference for updates about our annual conference. Exit Disclaimer

AHRQ Twitter Policy




Stay up-to-date with everything going on at AHRQ by liking us on Facebook. Exit Disclaimer

AHRQ Facebook Policy

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Listen and Watch—At Home, the Office or On the Go


Watch our videos to learn more about health topics, including taking an active role in your health care, preventing medical errors, and asking questions of your medical team. Several messages are available in Spanish as well as English. To watch the videos, go to AHRQHealthTV: Exit Disclaimer.

AHRQ YouTube Policy

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Listen to AHRQ's podcasts on a wide range of topics, including women's health, treatments for chronic conditions, and tips for navigating the health care system. More details are available at Podcast Help.

Podcasts can be accessed directly from the Healthcare 411 Web site, or you can download audio and/or video podcasts to your desktop and portable music/video player. Additional AHRQ audio segments are available at

Audio Podcasts

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Stay Updated


Email Updates

You can request Email updates on AHRQ products at Provide your Email address, and then select the topics for which you?re interested in receiving updates. Email Updates


RSS Feeds

Subscribe to RSS updates for ongoing AHRQ news. News and alerts will be delivered directly to your RSS reader when you sign up. Go to RSS Help for more information. rssicon.jpg

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Page last reviewed August 2012
Internet Citation: Social Media Tools. August 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.