HealthMark Multimedia Wins Merit Award for Sun Safe Web Site

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Web site recieves "Seal of Quality" for electronic health information.

HealthMark Multimedia has been awarded the Merit Award in the Sprint 2004 World Wide Web Health Awards. The awards, organized by the Health Information Resource Center (HIRC) are granted for success in reaching the target audience and in overall quality. HealthMark was recognized for Sun Safe Central™, its web site designed to teach adults how to protect preschool-age children from the harmful effects of the sun and help children learn sun protection behaviors.

HIRC is a national clearinghouse for consumer health information programs and materials.This Web-based health awards are an extension of the HIRC's 10-year old National Health Information Awards (NHIA), the largest program of its kind in the United States. There were nearly 1,100 entries in the 2003 National Health Information Awards from hundreds of organizations.

Sun Safe Central and its companion product, The Adventures with the Shady Characters® game, are available in English and Spanish. The Adventures with the Shady Characters® teaches children to play in the shade, dress for sun and use sunscreen. Animal characters sing, talk and stay sun safe in a computer game for preschoolers. Funding for the web site development was provided through a contract from the NCI's Small Business Innovation Research Program.

About HealthMark Multimedia

HealthMark Multimedia, LLC, a woman-owned business founded in April 1998, uses a combination of graphics, audio, video and text to develop interactive, user-friendly software and Web sites for patients to make treatment and self-care decisions and for encouraging shared decision making. Products are also designed for health care professionals for continuing education and for parents and children to learn about prevention and staying healthy. The company uses a unique network of medical experts, patients and family members to review product information so that it is accurate, relevant and useful. HealthMark Multimedia also develops customized multimedia projects for companies and other organizations needing specialized health communications.

For further information about the company or its products, contact HealthMark Multimedia: 1828 L Street, NW, #250, Washington, DC 20036; Telephone: 202-265-0033; Fax: 202-448-6188 or visit

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