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More and more people are using smart phones and tablets to view emails and social media accounts, watch movies, and read books or magazines. Increasingly, people are also using these tools to find health information.

Photo: iPad application

Screenshot of Main Page on the CDC iPad App

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CDC's Alex Casanova demonstates how the CDC iPad App works to Reyna Jones and Jessica Schindelar, also of CDC.
(Photo by Curt Shannon)

As users begin to prefer mobile technology for "just in time" internet access, it is important that CDC enables fast and efficient mobile delivery of CDC's critical health information. To this end, CDC has developed an application (or "app") for the Apple iPad platform.

The CDC App is free for anyone to download. You can read more about it at CDC Mobile iPad Application on CDC's web site. If you have an iPad, tap directly on the icon for the iTunes App store. At the top right of the page, type CDC iPad App in the search box. You will be taken to a page where you can download the CDC App. (Look for the app with the CDC logo.)

The CDC iPad App serves up important information from CDC's website tailored to meet the needs of iPad users. Users can use tabs to immediately access health articles, popular journals, fast-breaking health updates, blogs, and podcasts. There are also tabs that allow them to access social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube) that can help people engage more with CDC, provide additional health information, and links back to CDC's main website.


Users can access CDC's content through the following tabs:

 Photo: CDC Health Articles CDC Health Articles are written by subject matter experts and health communicators. While most stories are topic or event driven, some capture the full scope of CDC's work on cross-cutting topics.

 Photo: CDC Vital Signs  CDC Vital Signs offers recent data and calls to action for important public health issues. Topics will include colorectal and breast cancer screening, obesity, alcohol and tobacco use, access to health care, HIV testing, seat belt use, cardiovascular disease and more.

 CDC Preventing Chronic Disease Journal  CDC Preventing Chronic Disease (PCD) Journal is a peer-reviewed electronic journal established to address the interface between applied public health research, practice, and policy.

 CDC Public Health Matters Blog  Public Health Matters Blog: In this blog, we share our public health passions about the evolution of public health and the continual strides that are being made to protect and save lives through education, awareness, research, and promoting healthy lifestyles.

 MMWR Reports MMWR: Reports from CDC’s weekly Morbidity and Mortality Reports.

 Newsroom Newsroom: Press releases from CDC’s newsroom.

 CDC Podcasts  Listen to/view CDC podcasts: Listen on your iPad for reliable health and safety information when and where you want it.

 Disease of the Week Disease of the Week: Each week there is a new "disease of the week" topic that includes: key facts, prevention tips, images, videos, and interactive quizzes to test your knowledge.

 Twitter Bird Stay Connected: Follow CDC on Facebook, Twitter and You Tube. Access CDC's social media to receive important information on health concerns and events throughout the year.

 Image Library Image Library: A multitude of health images.


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