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CDC Social Media Tools

Sample Widgets, Buttons and Badges

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

  • BlogsBlogs
    Read a CDC blog on a topic ranging from occupational health to HIV prevention and control.
  • Buttons and BadgesButtons 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.
  • eCardseCards
    Send an electronic greeting card, or eCard, to encourage healthy living, promote safe activities, or celebrate a health-and-safety-related event.
  • Email UpdatesEmail Updates
    Get email updates when CDC refreshes the content on CDC.gov web pages.
  • FacebookFacebook
    Connect with CDC on one of our Facebook profiles. These profiles feature daily health and safety information from CDC.
  • Image SharingImage Sharing
    Share public health images provided on one of CDC's photo sharing spaces.
  • InfographicsInfographics
    Infographics (Information Graphics) are visual representations of data, information or knowledge that tell a story through visual communication.
  • LinkedInLinkedIn
    Join CDC on LinkedIn, a professional network, connecting you with partners and key resources.
  • MobileMobile
    Stay informed on the go with health and safety information designed for your mobile device.
  • Online VideoOnline Video
    Watch one of CDC's online videos to engage with CDC content in a fun, visual and interactive way.
  • PodcastsPodcasts
    CDC produces podcasts to provide health information in a portable format.
  • RSSRSS
    Stay updated by subscribing to one of many RSS, or Really Simple Syndication, feeds.
  • TwitterTwitter
    CDC encourages the strategic use of Twitter to effectively and inexpensively reach individuals and partners with timely health and safety information.
  • WidgetsWidgets
    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
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