It is with great pleasure that I welcome our CDC colleagues to the Better Health blog team. Going forward, Better Health will feature content from the CDC blogs on a weekly basis, and our collaborative efforts will be highlighted on the CDC blog pages as appropriate.
Better Health and the CDC share a common mission: to reach as many Americans as possible with scientifically accurate, trustworthy, and helpful medical information. As social media platforms (such as blogs, Twitter, and Facebook) become a gathering place for people seeking health information – it is important for experts to be able to provide content through these channels. The CDC’s relationship with Better Health is an excellent example of a public-private partnership that can magnify reach and relevance.
By becoming a content partner with Better Health, the CDC joins a prestigious international team of physicians, nurses, health experts and patient advocates, including notable organizations such as the American College of Physicians blogs, Harvard Health Publications, Diario Medico, Healthline, the Center For Advancing Health, and the Columbia University Department of Surgery.
Together we hope to educate, entertain, and influence lives for the better via the unique and often personal voice of blogging. I’ve found medicine to be an extremely challenging and exciting field, and the Better Health blog reflects a range of individual commentary about our healthcare system, including health tips and scientific advances.
Of course, the CDC does not endorse any content at Better Health other than their own, and we certainly hope that our occasional satirical and/or unvarnished opinion posts will not seem out of place to their readership.
So please join me in welcoming the CDC bloggers to our family!
Featured CDC Blogs:*
*We may add more featured blogs in due time.