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  October 1, 2007 

Seattle Aging Services Wins Award

The Seattle-King County Area Agency on Aging website—www.agingkingcounty.orgwon the Silver Certificate from the National Health Information Awards program, in the category of Health Promotion/Disease and Injury Prevention Information. Their website helps seniors and caregivers locate resources; supports a 200-plus team of staff, including off-site case managers and subcontractors; and promotes the agency’s healthy aging programs and initiatives. “We are quite proud of our new window to the world,” says Rosemary Cunningham, Planning Manager for The Seattle-King County Area Agency on Aging.

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Now in its 14th year, the National Health Information Awards program, organized by the Health Information Resource Center, was designed to recognize the best web-based health related content for consumers and professionals. This bi-yearly awards program aims to establish a “seal of quality” for consumer health information.     

Award LogoA panel of Internet and international health information experts evaluated nearly 1,000 entries this year based on success in reaching the targeted audience, content, creativity, accuracy, and overall quality of the design.  After six weeks of website evaluations, the judges awarded the Silver Certificate to the Seattle—King County Area Agency on Aging website. 

Their website was published in January 2007 by Caresource Healthcare Communications, Inc. Caresource provided project planning, strategy consultation, graphic design, website development, and content management features. Pam Piering, Director of Seattle–King County Area Agency on Aging, says, “We are very proud of our web site and the work that Caresource has done to make it so usable.”

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Caresource provides communication design, content and delivery for organizations dealing with complex issues. This includes supporting the aging services network in reaching and empowering older Americans, non-profits in communicating with their donors and clients, and associations in serving their members. See us online at www.caresource.com or call 800-448-5213 for more information.


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