Monday, October 23, 2006
Multiple Sclerosis Association of America Wins Two Gold and Two Silver Awards in 2006 National Health Information Awards Program
Press Release Source: MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
Monday October 23, 9:00 am ET
CHERRY HILL, N.J., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) recently received four awards in four different categories in the 13th annual National Health Information Awards competition. This program recognizes the nation's best consumer health information programs and materials.
MSAA's quarterly magazine, The Motivator, earned three awards for the following articles:
-- "Employment Strategies," featured in the Spring 2005 issue of
The Motivator, received a Gold Award for Patient Education in a
-- "Planning for the Future - The Importance of Advance
Directives," featured in the Fall 2005 issue of The Motivator,
received a Gold Award for Consumer Decision Making Information in a
-- "Healthcare Beyond MS," featured in the Winter 2005 issue of
The Motivator, received a Silver Award for Health Promotion/Disease and
Injury Prevention in a Magazine/Newspaper/Newsletter Article
The fourth award MSAA received was for the booklet, "All About Multiple Sclerosis," which won a Silver Award for Patient Education Information in the category of Booklet/Brochure/Pamphlet.
"We have always been very proud of our publications and this was the first year we submitted samples for judging," states MSAA President and CEO Doug Franklin. "To be awarded such honors is a tribute to our communications staff, which has always produced high-quality educational materials for the MS community."
Copies of the award-winning articles and MSAA's award-winning booklet, "All About Multiple Sclerosis," as well as all of MSAA's publications, are currently available by contacting MSAA at (800) 532-7667, or by logging onto MSAA's website (http://www.msaa.com) and clicking on the "publications" section. Copies of The Motivator and all other MSAA publications may be ordered free of charge.
The National Health Information Awards Program is coordinated by the Health Information Resource Center, a national clearinghouse for consumer health information programs and materials. The Center, which houses a large collection of such public and private sector materials, promotes the distribution of accurate and timely consumer health information materials to professionals and managers in the field. A national panel of health information experts reviewed nearly 1,000 entries from across the country for this year's program.
For more information, please contact Amanda Bednar at (800) 532-7667, extension 122 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America is a national nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to enriching the quality of life for everyone affected by multiple sclerosis. MSAA offers programs and services including a toll-free Helpline (1-800-532-7667); support groups; equipment ranging from grab bars to wheelchairs; MRI funding and insurance advocacy; educational literature including a quarterly magazine, The Motivator; Lending Library; cooling program for heat-sensitive individuals; awareness events; and more.
To make a donation to MSAA or to inquire about volunteering or fundraising, please contact MSAA at (800) 532-7667, extension 159 or visit MSAA's website at http://www.msaa.com for more information.
The most common neurological disorder diagnosed in young adults, multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system. This disorder damages or destroys the protective covering (known as myelin) surrounding the nerves, causing reduced communication between the brain and nerve pathways. Common symptoms include visual problems, overwhelming fatigue, difficulty with balance and coordination, and various levels of impaired mobility. MS is not contagious or fatal.
Source: MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA