Awards and Recognitions
Web Health Award 2011
The HRSA-funded NCCC has won a bronze Web Health Award for educational websites by the Health Information Resource Center (HIRC)! Now entering its 13th year, the goal of the Web Health Awards is to recognize high-quality digital health resources for consumers and health professionals. The awards program is organized by the Health Information Resource Center (HIRC), an 18-year old clearinghouse that puts health professionals and consumers who have health questions in touch with those organizations that are best able to provide answers and is part of the National Health Information Center, a health information referral service. (The NHIC was established in 1979 by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP), Office of Public Health and Science, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.)
The Web Health Awards, are an extension of the HIRC’s 18-year old National Health Information Awards, the largest program of its kind in the United States.
Gold, Silver, Bronze and Merit certificates are awarded by Division and Category. Using a rating scale of 1 to 100 points, a panel of 39 experts in health technology served as judges and selected gold, silver, bronze, and merit winners from among more than 500 entries. Awards were based on content, format, success in reaching the targeted health audience and overall quality.
APEX 2007 Grand Award
The National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC) is pleased to announce that it is the recipient of
one of three APEX 2007 Grand Awards for websites of small, non-profit organizations from Communications Concepts, Inc. (Communications Concepts, Inc. helps publishing, PR and marketing professionals improve publications and communications programs through a series of focused services.)
APEX 2007 is the nineteenth annual awards program recognizing excellence in publications work by professional communicators. APEX Awards are based on excellence in graphic design, editorial content and the ability to achieve overall communications excellence.
The judges noted that "Many of the award-winning entries in this and earlier APEX competitions are classic examples of good ideas, imaginatively executed, despite limitations due to tight budgets, limited resources and small staff" (p. 2, Writing that Works, the Business Communication Report). The successful NCCC website is a collaboration between NCCC faculty and John Richards of the MCH Group, Health Policy Institute within the Georgetown Public Policy Institute.