Micro-blogging is a form of blogging that allows users to send brief text updates to a Web site that aggregates these messages for viewing by friends or the public. These messages can be submitted by a variety of means, including text messages, mobile Web sites, audio formats, or the Web site hosting the micro-blog. While several micro-blogging sites exist, CDC currently participates only in Twitter.
Twitter is an online micro-blogging and social networking Web site that is used to provide information, commentary and descriptions of events and highlight certain audio or video content. Twitter users send updates, or "tweets," that are 140 characters or less in length. Individual users can "follow" another users' updates.
Twitter at CDC
CDC encourages the strategic use of Twitter to effectively and inexpensively reach individuals and partners with timely health and safety information.
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Description: Your source for up-to-date, credible health and safety information from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Description: CDC Director, MD and disease detective. Putting science into action for safer, healthier people.
Description:CDC Deputy Director for Infectious Disease and Acting Director, NCHHSTP.
Description: Tweets from senior leaders at CDC’s Nat’l Ctr for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hep, STD &TB Prevention.
Description: Deputy Dir of CDC’s HIV, Hep, STD & TB Center. Focus: the health impact of where we live, learn, work &map play.
Description: Supporting Namibia to design, implement, monitor and evaluate high-impact, evidence-based public health programs.
Description: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in South Africa Pretoria
Description: Epidemiologist with CDC, promoting the health of those who have or are at risk for disability. My special focus: kids in poverty and those with behavioral disorders.
Description: Director of CDC’s Office of Public Health Genomics working on effective and responsible use of genomic information to improve health and prevent disease.
Description: CDC eHealth Marketing: CDC.gov and interactive media projects. Delivering science-based health & safety info when, where, and how you need it.
Description: CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response: Increasing the nation's ability to prepare for and respond to public health emergencies.
Description: Your source for flu-related updates from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Description: Su fuente para información actualizada, creíble y segura por parte de los CDC en los EEUU.
Description: CDC STD: Helping people to be safer and healthier by the prevention of STDs and their complications.
Description: Learn about the harmful effects of smoking, smokeless tobacco, and secondhand smoke.
Description: BioSense is a disease surveillance program designed to increase emergency preparedness thru development of national network for real-time disease detection.
- @Talk HIV
Description: Talk HIV is a part of CDC's Act Against AIDS campaign that focuses on encouraging young African Americans to talk about HIV and what can be done to prevent it.
Description: CDC's Learn the Signs. Act Early. campaign helps parents of young children learn more about early development and take action if there is a concern.
Description: Connecting HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention Partners.
Description: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Sustainability, Go Green, Get Healthy!
Description: CDC's Environmental Public Health Tracking Network is a new dynamic Web-based tool that provides health and environmental data in one easy to find location. fish
Description: CDC Travelers’ Health: Helping travelers and their clinicians prevent illness and injury during international travel.
Description: The official Twitter account of the Division of Viral Hepatitis at the CDC.
Description: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
Description: CDC Cancer: Promoting effective, science-based strategies to prevent and control cancer.
Description: Our mission is to prevent injuries and violence and reduce their consequences so that every American can live his or her life to its fullest potential.
Description: Providing global leadership in worker health and safety for 40 years, The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health is part of CDC.gov and HHS.gov.
Description: Noticias, investigaciones y recomendaciones sobre seguridad y salud ocupacional en el trabajo
Description: Total Worker Health™ is a strategy integrating health protection with health promotion to prevent worker injury and illness and to advance health and well-being
Description: The NIOSH Work Organization and Stress-Related disorders program seeks to understand the implications of work org factors for health outcomes, such as stress.
Description: Official feed of the NIOSH Oil and Gas Extraction Safety and Health Program.
Description: NIOSH transportation research covers transporting passengers & cargo by air, rail, water, road & pipeline.
Description: NIOSH Office of Mine Safety and Health Research.
Description: Providing global leadership in occupational hearing loss research and prevention (retweet, lists or following doesn't mean endorsement)
Description: Seeking Partnerships for Safer, Healthier Workplaces
Description: CDC Global Health: CDC works 24/7 to save lives, reduce disease, and improve health around the world.
Description: National initiative to prevent 1 million heart attacks & strokes over 5 years. led by CDC & CMS, w/fed agencies & private-sector partners.
Description: This is the official twitter account of CDC's Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP), leader of domestic HIV prevention activities.
Description: CDC OPHPR: The official Twitter account of CDC's Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response.
Description: Dr. Ali Khan: Director of CDC's Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response
Description: Protective Technology NPPTL: The National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory, part of @NIOSH and @CDCgov.
Description: Official feed of CDC's Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity. The source for credible health info related to the Weight of the Nation.
Description: Disease detective, scientist, passionate about public health. My job at CDC: improving the health of people w/ sickle cell, hemophilia & other blood disorders.
Description: CDC health economist working on issues facing people w/blood disorders. Special focus: prevention&economics of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.
Description: Director of CDC's center focused on birth defects, disabilities and blood disorders. Our science and programs result in real world changes.
Description: Passionate about using your experience & talent to help people lead safer, healthier, and longer lives?
Description: CDC-Kenya puts research into action to reduce disease, improve health, and save lives in Kenya.
Description: Dr. Linda C. Degutis, DrPH, MSN, Director of CDC's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (Injury Center), views on injury & violence prevention.
Description: Communities across the US are sharing their resources successes & excitement about change happening where they live. Make real change today #healthyliving
Description: Developmental pediatrician, mom of four and passionate supporter for children's health and development.
Description: The NIOSHFishing leads the nationally recognized program on commercial fishing safety.
Description: Providing recommendations to workers, shooters, and operators of firing ranges to reduce their occupational exposure to lead, noise, and other hazards.
Description: NIOSH FACE is a research program designed to identify and study fatal occupational injuries.
Description: Learn more about Construction Safety and Health
Description: Dr. Ursula Bauer, Director, CDC NCCDPHP & division directors invite public health pros to talk chronic disease prevention & health promotion.
Description: National Center for Health Statistics - Monitoring the Nation’s Health
Description: National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, CDC.
Description: Acting Director of CDC's NCEH/ATSDR and passionate health officer dedicated to protecting people from harmful environmental exposures.
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