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: CDC eHealth Marketing: CDC.gov and interactive media projects. Delivering science-based health & safety info when, where, and how you need it.
Description: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Sustainability, Go Green, Get Healthy!
Description: Learn about the harmful effects of smoking, smokeless tobacco, and secondhand smoke.
Description: Communities across the US are sharing their resources successes & excitement about change happening where they live. Make real change today #healthyliving
Description: National initiative to prevent 1 million heart attacks & strokes over 5 years. led by CDC & CMS, w/fed agencies & private-sector partners.
Centers / Programs
Description: BioSense is a disease surveillance program designed to increase emergency preparedness thru development of national network for real-time disease detection.
Description: National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, CDC.
Description: Dr. Ursula Bauer, Director, CDC NCCDPHP & division directors invite public health pros to talk chronic disease prevention & health promotion.
Description: Su fuente para información actualizada, creíble y segura por parte de los CDC en los EEUU.
Description: Passionate about using your experience & talent to help people lead safer, healthier, and longer lives?
Description: Your source for up-to-date, credible health and safety information from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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: National Center for Health Statistics - Monitoring the Nation’s Health
Office of Public Health Scientific Services (OPHSS)
Disease and Conditions
Description: CDC Cancer: Promoting effective, science-based strategies to prevent and control cancer.
Description: This is the official twitter account of CDC's Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP), leader of domestic HIV prevention activities.
Description: Your source for flu-related updates from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Description: The official Twitter account of the Division of Viral Hepatitis at the CDC.
Description: Connecting HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention Partners.
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: CDC STD: Helping people to be safer and healthier by the prevention of STDs and their complications.
- @Talk HIV
Description: Talk HIV is part of CDC’s Act Against AIDS campaign. Get the facts. Get tested. Get involved.
Description: CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response: Increasing the nation's ability to prepare for and respond to public health emergencies.
Description: CDC OPHPR: The official Twitter account of CDC's Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response.
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
Injury, Violence and Safety
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: Providing recommendations to workers, shooters, and operators of firing ranges to reduce their occupational exposure to lead, noise, and other hazards.
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: Learn more about Construction Safety and Health
Description: NIOSH FACE is a research program designed to identify and study fatal occupational injuries.
Description: The NIOSHFishing leads the nationally recognized program on commercial fishing safety.
Description: Noticias, investigaciones y recomendaciones sobre seguridad y salud ocupacional en el trabaj
Description: Seeking Partnerships for Safer, Healthier Workplaces
Description: Providing global leadership in occupational hearing loss research and prevention (retweet, lists or following doesn't mean endorsement)
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: Protective Technology NPPTL: The National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory, part of @NIOSH and @CDCgov.
Description: NIOSH Office of Mine Safety and Health Research
Description: Dr. Ali Khan: Director of CDC's Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response
Description: Tanja Popovic, MD, PhD, Acting Director of CDC's NCEH/ATSDR and passionate public health scientist dedicated to protecting people from harmful environmental exposures.
Description: Director of CDC's center focused on birth defects, disabilities and blood disorders. Our science and programs result in real world changes.
Description: Deputy Dir of CDC's HIV, Hep, STD & TB Center. Focus: the health impact of where we live, learn, work &map play.
Description: CDC Director, MD and disease detective. Putting science into action for safer, healthier people.
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:CDC Deputy Director for Infectious Disease and Acting Director, NCHHSTP.
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: TDirector of CDC's National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP).
Description: Developmental pediatrician, mom of four and passionate supporter for children's health and development.
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.
Travel / Locations
Description: CDC Global Health: CDC works 24/7 to save lives, reduce disease, and improve health around the world.
Description: CDC-Kenya puts research into action to reduce disease, improve health, and save lives in Kenya.
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: CDC Travelers’ Health: Helping travelers and their clinicians prevent illness and injury during international travel.
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- Page last updated: February 28, 2014
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