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What are Widgets and Gadgets? provides content in several useful ways, via our e-mail updates, podcasts and RSS feeds. Our newest feature is the CDC Data and Statistics Widget. Widgets are online applications built by one Web site that can be displayed onto another Web site.

A widget is a application that displays the featured content directly on your web page. You can embed content in personalized home pages, blogs, and other sites. Once you’ve added the widget, there’s no technical maintenance. will update the content automatically.

Adding a widget to your page means that you will have up-to-date, credible health and safety content in your favorite spaces – no more searching or browsing! Stay informed about the health content that is most meaningful to you.

Available Widgets

Newly released

CDC Public Health Data and Statistics

CDC Data and Statistics Widget. Flash Player 9 is required.

Do you know the reported amount of sleep Americans got in 2006 versus 1985? How about the racial breakdown of individuals diagnosed with HIV in 2006? The birthrate of teenagers 15-19 in 2006? The trends in spina bifida in the US from 1991-2005?

This widget provides an easy and convenient way to stay informed of CDC's featured data and statistics information. The widget, which can be placed on any web page, displays current and past data and statistics graphs and allows users to quickly go to the Web site to learn more about each of the graphs presented.

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CDC Seasonal Flu Updates

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Keep up to date on the latest information about seasonal flu through regular updates from the CDC. Add to iGoogle page

CDC Weekly Influenza Activity Map

CDC Weekly Influenza Activity Map Gadget Image

Keep abreast of the current seasonal flu activity by state as it progresses week to week throughout the flu season. Information in this widget is updated weekly through the flu season from October through May. Add to iGoogle page




How to Use CDC Widgets and Gadgets



To add it to your site, click on "Share." A new screen will display the html code for that particular widget. Simply cut and paste the html code into your Web page.

The image below is an example of how the code may be added to your site.

code sample


To add a gadget to your iGoogle page, click on the "Add to Google" link and follow the directions on the iGoogle page.




Placement of the widget or gadget is to be used only as a marker to the site and a channel for content. The use of a widget, gadget or link does not indicate any form of endorsement or approval from CDC, the Coordinating Center for Health Information and Service, the National Center for Health Marketing, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


Feedback or Technical Questions

Since our widgets are a new product, we would really appreciate your feedback. Send us your comments and suggestions for other topic-specific widgets:

If you are having any technical problems with your widget or need additional help, please send the team an email:


Page last reviewed: May 28, 2008
Page last updated: May 28, 2008
Content owner: National Center for Health Marketing
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