CDC Social Media Tools
Why Social Media?
CDC uses social media to provide users with access to credible, science-based health information when, where, and how you want it. A variety of social media tools are used to reinforce and personalize messages, reach new audiences, and build a communication infrastructure based on open information exchange.
Social Media Options
Read a CDC blog on a topic ranging from occupational health to HIV prevention and control.
- Buttons and Badges
CDC uses buttons and badges, or graphic elements with links to Web sites to share health messages.
- Content Syndication
Partners can use CDC's content syndication technology to display fresh web content on the partner's web pages.
Send an electronic greeting card, or eCard, to encourage healthy living, promote safe activities, or celebrate a health-and-safety-related event.
- Email Updates
Get email updates when CDC refreshes the content on CDC.gov web pages.
Connect with CDC on one of our Facebook profiles. These profiles feature daily health and safety information from CDC.
- Image Sharing
Share public health images provided on one of CDC's photo sharing spaces.
Infographics (Information Graphics) are visual representations of data, information or knowledge that tell a story through visual communication.
Join CDC on LinkedIn, a professional network, connecting you with partners and key resources.
Stay informed on the go with health and safety information designed for your mobile device.
- Online Video
Watch one of CDC's online videos to engage with CDC content in a fun, visual and interactive way.
CDC produces podcasts to provide health information in a portable format.
Stay updated by subscribing to one of many RSS, or Really Simple Syndication, feeds.
CDC encourages the strategic use of Twitter to effectively and inexpensively reach individuals and partners with timely health and safety information.
Add a CDC widget to your Web page, social networking profile or blog, and stay informed with up-to-date, credible health and safety content.
- Page last reviewed: January 13, 2014
- Page last updated: January 13, 2014
- Content source:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Page maintained by: Office of the Associate Director for Communication, Division of News and Electronic Media