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CommunicateHealth Wins National ClearMark Award!

ClearMark recipients

Recipients of the ClearMark Award for Best Public Sector Web site Xanthi Scrimgeour & Stacy Robison with Sandra Hilfiker & Linda Harris from the U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

The Quick Guide to Healthy Living, part of healthfinder.gov, captured the 2010 ClearMark Award for the best plain language public sector Web site.

“This site hits the mark with its simple-to-use and easy-to-understand format. It provides people at all levels of literacy with relevant health-care information,” judges said. (Washington Post, April 30, 2010)

The ClearMark Awards, sponsored by the Center for Plain Language, were presented at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on April 29, 2010.

“We were thrilled to award CommunicateHealth in collaboration with the Office of Disease Prevention and and Health Promotion, one of our first national ClearMark Awards,” said Annetta Cheek, Chair, Board of Directors of the Center for Plain Language. “They were a strong contender out of a very competitive field of 160 submissions.”

The Quick Guide to Healthy Living is managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.  The Web site includes plain language health information on over 60 health and wellness topics. Extensive usability testing was conducted before and after launching the Quick Guide. CommunicateHealth oversees content development for the site.

A national panel of plain language experts served as judges for the ClearMark Awards. For more information or instructions on how to submit a 2011 ClearMark nomination, go to www.centerforplainlanguage.org.

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