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CDC Social Media Tools Guidelines and Best Practices


This tool is a link to a Social Media at CDC website. The site contains CDC guidelines on the use of social media that may serve as useful models for state and local agencies. The guidelines contain information on developing and implementing social media tools including lessons learned and best practices. Guidelines and best practices are available for the following tools:

  • Button and Badge 
  • Health-e-Cards 
  • Micro-blogging (Twitter)
  • Motion Graphics 
  • Online Viral Video
  • Text Message 
  • Virtual World 


Primary Toolkit:

Communications Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Best Practice, Social Media


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