CDC Environmental Health Homepage UpdateCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sent this bulletin at 05/01/2013 08:47 AM EDT
Mark Your Calendars! Join Acting NCEH/ATSDR Director Robin Ikeda (@CDC_DrIkeda) for a Twitter chat as part of National Asthma Awareness Month on Friday, May 3rd from 1 -2 pm EDT!
Asthma is a chronic disease that affects the airways in the lungs. We’re partnering with the American Lung Association on Twitter (@LungAssociation) to talk about ways you can control your asthma, highlight data from CDC’s National Asthma Control Program, and more. Join the conversation by using #asthma in your messages!
What’s a “Twitter chat”?
Twitter chats are scheduled gatherings of people on Twitter to discuss anything that interests them, using a #hashtag to keep track of the conversation. There are chats for everything from blogging to art to agriculture to, yes, health! Twitter chats offer participants a great way to network and share knowledge. It’s similar to a chat room in that it’s a topic-driven conversation happening in real time; it just happens to take place on Twitter.
Not using Twitter? No problem. Just visit https://twitter.com/CDC_DrIkeda and click “Sign Up” to get started!