Mannatech’s Educational Web site, MannatechScience.org, Receives a Web Health Merit Award
Surveys indicate that a majority of adults in the U.S. routinely search the Internet for health information.(1) It has been estimated that 80% of physicians get most health information from their colleagues, books and journals—those who try to access information online are typically not successful.
The Web Health Awards* (www.healthawards.com) is a program that recognizes the best web-based health-related content for consumers and professionals. The program, held twice a year, reviews web sites and bestows a seal of quality for those that provide reliable health information.
Mannatech’s educational web site, MannatechScience.org, has received a merit Web health award. The site provides peer-reviewed studies, product ingredient identity and safety information, product technical handouts, information about Mannatech’s Global Scientific Services department, and nutrition and supplementation information.
This seal of quality should remind consumers that a panel of international health information and Internet experts have reviewed the site and approved it for accuracy, success in reaching its targeted audience and overall quality.
*The Web Health Awards program is organized by the Health Information Resource Center (HIRC), a national clearinghouse for consumer health information programs and materials. This web-based health awards program is an extension of the HIRC’s 16-year old National Health Information Awards (NHIA), the largest program of its kind in the United States. There were nearly 1,000 entries in last year’s National Health Information Awards from hundreds of organizations.11
- Lohr, S. (2009) Adding Health Advice to Online Medical Records, New York Times, October 6.