Health Agencies and Organizations on Twitter

By Rachel Walden |

As many of you may know, My Executive Director , where she shares links to our posts and other items of interest. If you’re unfamiliar with this social networking tool, allows users to post very short (140-character) messages to share with their “followers,” and to view these updates from those they are “following.” Here is a sampling of health-related government, news, and organization Twitter accounts I’m familiar with; please leave additional suggestions in the comments!

U.S. Government

  • – HIV/AIDS information and news
  • – flu information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • – emergency preparedness info from the CDC
  • – disability resources
  • – from HHS’s
  • – Health and Human Services
  • – MedlinePlus, consumer health information provider from the National Library of Medicine
  • – cancer prevention info from the National Cancer Institute
  • – from the National Institute of Mental Health
  • – from the National Women’s Health Information Service

Health News

    • – Boston Globe
    • – from the Wall Street Journal

Also, , from Women’s eNews


  • – American Public Health Association
  • – National LGBT Cancer Network
  • – the Guttmacher Institute
  • – MADRE
  • – Medical Students for Choice
  • – NARAL Pro-Choice America
  • – Physicians for Reproductive Choice
  • – Raising Women’s Voices

One Comment

  1. Pam says:

    Thanks for this helpful list! FYI: The March of Dimes tweets with info for pregnant women and new moms. To find out read, go to this link:

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