CDC Releases Its First iPad "App"

posted Feb 15, 2012, 6:16 AM by Mary Kersell


Photo: CDC's Alex Casanova demonstates how the CDC iPad App works to Reyna Jones and Jessica Schindelar, also of CDC. (Photo by Curt Shannon) The CDC iPad App serves up important information from CDC's website tailored to meet the needs of iPad users. Download CDC's free app today.


More and more people are using smart phones and tablets to view emails and social media accounts, watch movies, and read books or magazines. Increasingly, people are also using these tools to find health information.

Photo: iPad application

Screenshot of Main Page on the new CDC iPad App

As users begin to prefer mobile technology for "just in time" internet access, it is important that CDC enables fast and efficient mobile delivery of CDC's critical health information.  To this end, we are announcing our first application (or "app") for the Apple iPad platformExternal Web Site Icon.

The CDC App is free for anyone to download. You can read more about it at CDC Mobile iPad Application on CDC's web site. If you have an iPad, tap directly on the icon for the iTunes App store. At the top right of the page, type CDC iPad App in the search box. You will be taken to a page where you can download the CDC AppExternal Web Site Icon. (Look for the app with the CDC logo.)

The CDC iPad App serves up important information from CDC's website tailored to meet the needs of iPad users. Users can use tabs to immediately access health articles, popular journals, fast-breaking health updates, blogs, and podcasts. There are also tabs that allow them to access social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube) that can help people engage more with CDC, provide additional health information, and links back to CDC's main website.

Users can access CDC's content through the following tabs:

Photo: iPad application demondtration.

CDC's Alex Casanova demonstates how the CDC iPad App works to Reyna Jones and Jessica Schindelar, also of CDC.
(Photo by Curt Shannon)

  • Health Articles are written by subject matter experts and health communicators from all CDC centers and programs. While most stories are topic- or event-driven, many capture the full scope of CDC's work on cross-cutting topics.
  • Vital Signs offers recent data on important public health issues. Topics include: colorectal and breast cancer screening; obesity; alcohol and tobacco use; access to health care; HIV testing; seat belt use; cardiovascular disease and more.
  • Preventing Chronic Disease (PCD) Journal is a peer-reviewed electronic journal established to address the interface between applied public health research, practice, and policy.
  • Newsroom: features the latest health news from the CDC Newsroom. From this tab you can access current and archived press releases, media advisories, and press briefing transcripts.
  • Public Health Matters Blog: Here CDC bloggers share their passion for public health, its evolution, and the continual strides that are being made to protect and save lives through education, awareness, research, and promoting healthy lifestyles.
  • CDC podcasts: Listen to CDC podcasts on your iPad for reliable health and safety information when and where you want it. The tab links to CDC's vast library of audio and video podcasts.
  • Stay Connected: Follow CDC by tapping on tabs for Facebook, Twitter and You Tube. By accessing CDC's social media through the iPad, users can view important information on health topics and events throughout the year.
 

CDC works 24/7 saving lives, protecting people from health threats, and saving money to have a more secure nation. A US federal agency, CDC helps make the healthy choice the easy choice by putting science and prevention into action. CDC works to help people live longer, healthier and more productive lives.

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