To Better Connect With Vets, All VA Medical Centers Now On Facebook

0
697

By Federal Daily Staff

 

(Dec 22, 2011) – The Department of Veterans Affairs announced that all of its 152 medical centers are now on Facebook.

“This event marks an important milestone in the overall effort to transform how VA communicates with veterans and provides them the health care and benefits they have earned,” said VA Secretary Eric Shinseki. “By leveraging Facebook, the department continues to expand access to VA, and embrace transparency and two-way conversation.”

VA said its Facebook presence is part of a larger social media strategy to connect with military veterans—especially the growing contingent of veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

In June, VA implemented a department-wide social media policy to guide its online initiatives. In addition to the Facebook pages, VA said its social media effort now includes 64 Twitter feeds, a YouTube channel, a Flickr page, and a blog called VAntage Point.

“With more troops returning home, we also have a responsibility to connect with the thousands of service members who have been—and will be—entering our system,” said Brandon Friedman, VA director of online communications. “They’re using social media, so that’s where we need to be.”

VA social media sites are listed here, and VA’s Facebook page directory is here

ATTENTION READERS
Due to the nature of independent content, VT cannot guarantee content validity.
We ask you to Read Our Content Policy so a clear comprehension of VT's independent non-censored media is understood and given its proper place in the world of news, opinion and media.

All content is owned by author exclusively. Expressed opinions are NOT necessarily the views of VT, other authors, affiliates, advertisers, sponsors, partners or technicians. Some content may be satirical in nature. All images within are full responsibility of author and NOT VT.

About VT - Read Full Policy Notice - Comment Policy