Thursday, October 25, 2012

#Health2STAT @craigstoltz talking about a project supported by @MichelleObama and the White House

More from #Health2STAT was launched in March 2011 at the White House Council on Bullying Prevention, as the result of a high-level administration initiative involving both the President and First Lady. A partnership between HHS and the Department of Education, it was originally conceived as a one-stop-shop for information about bullying in schools and communities. After feedback to the launch showed a desire for more practical information, it was re-launched in April 2012 with a more practical, how-to-handle-bullying focus. In September it gained a blog and an upgraded kids section featuring games and videos. The site receives about 250,000 visits per month. Its Facebook page has been liked over 40,000 times and its Twitter feed has over 17,000 followers.
Craig Stoltz is the Content Team Leader for the Web Communications Division at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). In this position, he leads the team of content managers that produce such sites as,,,,, and Each of these sites combines resources from across HHS and in some cases across the federal government, creating communication and coordination challenges among traditionally siloed organizations. He also leads the Division’s plain language efforts. pull information from various government sources to provide all resources from across Government that addresses Bullying.

Content is targeted towards Parents and Teachers.

They found that there weren't many resources around Cyber-Bullying. This was added.

These resources address:

- What is bullying
- Who is at risk
- How to prevent bullying

"Be more than a bystander" is one area of the site that is targeted to kids. Advices kids how they can help.

Some great Multimedia resources - uses YouTube and other resources.