CONSUMER HEALTH INFORMATION CORPORATION WINS NATIONAL HEALTH INFORMATION AND PRINTING AWARDS

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Dr. Dorothy Smith

703-734-0650

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Consumer Health Information Corporation received two awards in the annual National Health Information Awards. This program recognizes the nation's best in consumer health information programs and materials. In addition, the Printing Industries of Virginia recognized Consumer Health Information Corporation in its Graphics Communications Competition.

"Tomorrow's Medicines: What Pharmaceutical Research Means to You" and "A Path to Healthy Living" received the awards.

"Tomorrow's Medicines: What Pharmaceutical Research Means to You," produced for the National Pharmaceutical Council in Reston, VA, received a Bronze award in the Health Care Consumer Information class of the National Health Information Awards and the Award of Excellence by the Printing Industries of Virginia.

"Tomorrow's Medicines: What Pharmaceutical Research Means to You," recognizes the contributions and importance of pharmaceutical research in developing medications to help prevent, cure, and control diseases. The brochure emphasizes the need for patients to become better informed and offers tips on key questions to ask doctors and pharmacists regarding prescribed medications.

"A Path to Healthy Living," produced for The Upjohn Company received a Silver award in the Patient Education Information class of the National Health Information Awards. "A Path to Healthy Living" is a patient education kit designed for people with Type II Diabetes. The patient information brochure discusses ways to manage diabetes in order to prevent long-term complications. The brochure also discusses how to take diabetes medicine (Glynase PresTab) correctly and how to monitor blood sugar levels through the use of progress logs.

"We were excited to participate in the National Health Information Awards Program and were honored to be selected as a winner in two categories," said Consumer Health Information President, Dorothy L. Smith, Pharm.D. "Our winning entries were among more than 400 entries judged by a national panel of health information experts."

The Printing Industries of Virginia, comprised of more than 1,500 printers, reviewed more than 14,000 entries for their competition. Consumer Health Information Corporation's award was in category 14: Booklets, 6 x 9" or smaller.

About Consumer Health Information Corporation

Consumer Health Information Corporation was founded by Dorothy L. Smith, Pharm.D, an internationally recognized clinical pharmacist with expertise in patient adherence and patient education. The mission of Consumer Health Information Corporation is to help patients learn how to manage their diseases and prescribed treatments safely and wisely. The company has developed more than 4000 evidence-based patient education programs for medications, medical devices, disease management and Phase III clinical trials worldwide.  A respected clinical and educational source, Consumer Health Information Corporation has won major national and international awards for excellence in patient and consumer education programs that have significantly increased patient adherence. Dr. Smith is the author of more than 130 professional articles, 23 books and has delivered more than 150 professional and scholarly addresses.

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Experts in Patient Education and Adherence Since 1983
8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1220
McLean, Virginia 22102
703-734-0650
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