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The Centers For Disease Control And Prevention (CDC) Bloggers Join The Better Health Team!

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:*

Safe Health Care Blog

Public Health Matters Blog

Injury Center Blog

NIOSH Science Blog

Genomics And Health Impact Blog

*We may add more featured blogs in due time.

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10 Responses to “The Centers For Disease Control And Prevention (CDC) Bloggers Join The Better Health Team!”

  1. Jennifer Shine Dyer MD, MPH says:

    Welcome to the community CDC and thank you for joining our blogging team here on Better Health…good health information is powerful!

  2. Glenn Laffel MD, PhD says:

    Congrats and good luck to the CDC and Better Health. This looks like a great partnership in the making!

  3. Kim McAllister says:

    Welcome, CDC bloggers! You had me at “Preparation101: Zombie Apocalypse” : D! That’s my kind of blogging! : D

  4. Gene O. says:

    This is a fantastic collaboration, glad to see the medblogging community working together.

  5. Indeed we are a powerful community! We are all pulling together to improve access to important and credible health content in this new social media world in which we live. I’m so glad to have such a great team!

  6. DrJohnM says:

    Hey Val,

    Congratulations. This is fantastic news. My parents incessantly reminded me of the value of hard work. Your dedication to curating, creating and promoting Better Health is paying off.

    It’s not only really cool that BH is partnering with the CDC, it’s also encouraging that a prestigious government health department will associate itself with voices from the “real” world of medicine. Yes, this is a step in the right direction.

    Your measured words tickled me: “…and we certainly hope that our occasional satirical and/or unvarnished opinion posts will not seem out of place to their [CDC] readership.”

    I am hopeful that the CDC readership will find the occasional unvarnished post refreshing, and perhaps even uplifting. And as far as satire goes, I’m sure CDC peeps know that smiling reduces inflammation, and therefore, promotes heart health.

    Welcome CDC bloggers!


  7. Thank you, John. Actually I think my measured words may have been misplaced – as Kim pointed out, since the CDC has written about disaster preparedness in case of a “zombie apocalypse”… There is evidence that they may outshine the zaniest of us medical bloggers at Better Health. Bring it on, CDC. We are ready for you!

  8. Gina says:

    Like Kim said, I thought the Zombie Apocalypse was awesome. Great creativity :-) Welcome!!

  9. bongi says:

    Welcome. Looking forward to a great relationship.

  10. annie says:

    thanks for your good tips of health life

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