DBHDD launches website for agency news

June 15, 2010

ATLANTA - The state agency that oversees services for people with mental illness, developmental disabilities, and addictive diseases is launching a new website to deliver news about the agency directly to the public. The new site - http://news.dbhdd.georgia.gov - offers original features and interviews in addition to press releases, editorials, and multimedia released by the department through other channels. The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) plans to update the page regularly to provide a steady stream of news to anyone interested in following the agency’s activities.

“Today any organization can become its own news outlet through electronic media,” said DBHDD Communications Director Tom Wilson. “We’re employing all of the traditional tools to reach the public and adding to them new ones like Twitter, Flickr, and YouTube. This new website brings all of that together with added content created specially for it.”

To get information about DBHDD on the web, check out these sites:

DBHDD website: http://dbhdd.georgia.gov
DBHDD News: http://news.dbhdd.georgia.gov
Twitter messaging: http://www.twitter.com/dbhdd or follow @DBHDD
Flickr photo sharing: http://www.flickr.com/gadbhdd
YouTube videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/GeorgiaDBHDD

Contact Information: 
Tom Wilson (thwilson@dbhdd.ga.gov)