Friday, February 4, 2011

Doggone Safe Wins Web Health Award!

Doggone Safe received an award of merit in the Community Organization category of the Web Health Awards for its website at 

From the Web Health Award press release:

The Health Information Resource Center announced the winners of its 2010 Web Health AwardsSM — which recognizes high-quality digital health information

The competition featured 15 entry categories, including blog, e-newsletter, interactive content, mobile application, social network, video, website, and more. A panel of 36 judges selected gold, silver, bronze, and merit winners from among nearly 500 entries.

“This year we added several new categories, including mobile application, which promises to be an area of exciting and rapid growth in the world of digital health information,” says Chris Behrend, Program Manager. “In fact, 8 of the 11 mobile applications entered this year were winners. This year’s higher range of scores is
indicative of the overall improvement in digital health information over the years.” Some of the Gold winners included Blausen Medical Communications, Inc. for “Blausen Human Atlas HD iPad App” in the mobile application category; Johns Hopkins Medicine for “Johns Hopkins Emergency Medicine Residency Program” in the webcast category; Ketchum for “Clorox Bleach: Just the Facts, Mom” in the website category; Mayo Clinic Health Solutions for “Mayo Clinic EmbodyHealth portal” in the website category; and United Health Group for “America’s Health Rankings” in the website category. A complete list of categories along with a list of winners can be found on the official awards program website:

The Health Information Resource CenterSM (HIRC) is a national information clearinghouse for professionals in consumer health fields. For 17 years, the HIRC has organized the National Health Information Awards (, which annually recognizes the nation’s best consumer health information. The Web Health AwardsSM, now in its 12th year, is a companion awards recognition to the National Health Information Awards, and it recognizes web-based, online and digital health information programs, for both
consumers and professionals.

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