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2009 Aesculapius Award Recipients Announced

Tuesday, November 17, 2009 General News J E 4
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BETHESDA, Md., Nov. 17 Aesculapius Awards of Excellence were announced today by Dr. Peter G. Goldschmidt, President and Founder of the Health Improvement Institute.

Recipients of an Award of Excellence for health-related websites included:

An Award of Excellence for health-related television public service announcements was awarded to:

"People need reliable information about lifestyle and health care choices presented in an appealing way. The Aesculapius Award is designed to promote and encourage excellence in the communication of good information about healthy lifestyles, disease prevention, and health care treatments," said Dr. Goldschmidt. "This year's awards continue the very high standard of creativity and quality that we have seen since the awards began. We are delighted by the wide variety of organizations that chose to submit entries this year. We congratulate the winners of an Award of Excellence."

A panel of judges, representing the health care, web publishing, and multimedia fields, evaluated entries. The annual award is named for the ancient Greek god of healing, Aesculapius. This award was established by the Health Improvement Institute, a non-profit, tax-exempt organization based in Bethesda, Maryland, to promote informed consumer lifestyle choices and health care decisions.

About Health Improvement Institute

Health Improvement Institute is a non-profit, tax exempt, 501(c)3, charitable organization dedicated to improving the quality and productivity of America's health care. The Institute's principal program objective is to provide information to enable people to make informed health care choices. The Institute has established expertise in evaluating the quality of health information on the Internet, conducts forms and workshops, and sponsors national awards programs to recognize excellence, including the Aesculapius Award for excellence in health communication. For more information, visit www.hii.org.

For more information about 2010 Aesculapius Award, please contact the Award Coordinator at 301-320-0965 or by email at hii@hii.org.

-- U.S. Department of Defense, Tricare - www.ucanquit2.org -- National Newborn Screening and Genetics Resource Center - http://genes-r-us.uthscsa.edu -- Office of Disease Prevention & Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - www.healthfinder.gov

SOURCE Health Improvement Institute
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