Pocket Reference Journal's Diabetic Reference Guide Wins National Health Information Award

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Pocket Reference Journals wins National Health Award for My Pocket Doctor, A Diabetic Reference Guide and Journal. The journal won a bronze award in the patient education information media/publishing division. This publication was chosen from over a 1,000 submissions for the 14th Annual National Health Information Awards.

Pocket Reference Journals, My Pocket Doctor was selected as a winner in the 14th Annual National Health Information Awards.

The awards recognize the nation's best consumer health information programs and materials. The Bronze award for Patient Education Information in the media/publishing division was given to PRJ's "My Pocket Doctor," a self-management reference guide for newly diagnosed diabetics.

"We feel validated having received this award," said Bonnie Schachter, president and publisher of Pocket Reference Journals. "We are sincerely happy to know our professional peers appreciate and applaud our work. We made a concerted effort to provide tips, valuable information on diabetes guidelines, and how to go about living with diabetes in as conversational a tone as we could.

"Our award-winning entry was chosen from more than 1,000 submissions judged by a panel of 27 health information experts," added Schachter. Judges were chosen from organizations and corporations including the American Diabetes Association, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Pro-Health Care, Horizon Health Care, the American Cancer Society, Intermountain Health Care and individual health care educators who work on behalf of health care marketing and advertising companies throughout the United States.

The National Health Information Awards are the best known awards programs of their kind to bestow a "seal of approval" on consumer health information programs and health education materials published each year. Complete details about the awards can be found at http://www.healthawards.com.

Pocket Reference Journals, Inc. started business in Santa Monica, California in 1986 with the ever popular "Pet Passport", and the "All About Me" (a children's health journal) pocket-sized journals. They currently have over a dozen health and financial reference and record-organizing journals which are customized for large clients such as Johnson & Johnson, Foot Solutions, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Mt. Sinai Hospital, Health Diagnostics, McNeil Labs and the U.S. Army.

Pocket Reference Journals commitment in publishing is to provide informative, easy to understand, socially relevant, and, most importantly, portable publications to an ever-expanding, hyper-informative marketplace. You can find them on the web at http://www.pocketreferencejournals.com.

The "My Pocket Doctor" journal is also available in Braille for the diabetic blind.

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