"Follow" Us

The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) Twitter account was created to share health information, news, and events with the public. Anyone with access to the Internet can view AlabamaPublicHealth on Twitter. Users with a Twitter profile can click the "Follow" button on our profile to interact with us. Users can access our tweets by clicking the Twitter button at the top of the ADPH website.

ADPH Twitter Profiles

Our news releases, along with all Alabama state government news releases, are published to our RSS feed on, maintained by the Alabama Department of Internet Services (ISD), and published to MediaAlabamaGov on Twitter.

Overview of Twitter

Twitter is a social networking and micro-blogging service that allows users to post short text updates called "tweets" of 140 characters or less on their profile page. According to, "Twitter is a real-time information network powered by people all around the world that lets you share and discover what’s happening now. Twitter asks ‘what’s happening’ and makes the answer spread across the globe to millions, immediately."

Anyone with access to the Internet can view a public Twitter profile page. Those with a Twitter profile may subscribe to other user tweets and lists which contain more than one user. This is known as "following" and subscribers are known as "followers." Users may also share links to blog postings, photos, videos, documents, links, and more. When a user tweets, the tweet is displayed on their followers' home pages. Followers may reply or “retweet” the tweet. When retweeting a tweet, a follower shares that tweet with their followers.

Creating an account is free. To create an account, go to and click the “Sign Up” button. Type your full name, desired username, desired password, and email address. If you need assistance in creating an account, visit the Twitter Help Center at

Page last updated: September 20, 2018