Health Care Quality Leaders Announce 2011 International Health Promotion Awards

Health Care Quality Leaders Announce 2011 International Health Promotion Awards










Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 14, 2011

The 2011 International Health Promotion Awards Symposium, which recognizes and promotes innovative programs from around the world that significantly improve health, will be in Rome, Italy, December 5-6, 2011. Nominations are being accepted now at http://www.aihpa.org and will be accepted until September 16, 2011.

URAC and the Care Continuum Alliance, two leaders in health care quality and innovation, have partnered to present this global awards program. These awards will find, promote and share real solutions that can be replicated worldwide and put into action immediately.

The awards support the understanding that pressing health problems cannot be addressed by one country or one group alone. By bringing successful programs to wider attention, the International Health Promotion Awards will empower organizations globally to take action and save lives.

“The International Health Promotion Awards fill an important need in global health efforts. By bringing together workplace and corporate-based programs with the community efforts that are meeting local health needs, we can help create partnerships and synergies,” said Alan P. Spielman, President and CEO of URAC. “We want to be the voice of best practices across the health care spectrum and share them with the world.”

This event will be attended by delegates from internationally recognized health care organizations, governmental agencies, charitable foundations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), health care associations and corporations.

“These awards recognize the importance of reaching people where they live and work to promote better health and reduce disease risk, especially at the population level,” said Tracey Moorhead, President and CEO of the Care Continuum Alliance. “They also recognize the global nature of the challenges we face in health care and the benefits of sharing our experiences broadly to foster innovation and best practices.”

A panel of expert judges comprising health care professionals and policymakers from around the world will evaluate nominee submissions. Awards will be given in two categories:


    International Community Health Awards honor organizations whose ideas in health promotion and disease prevention have made significant contributions to improving individuals’ lives and well being in local communities. To help continue these efforts, the chosen program will also receive a $ 5,000 award.
    International Workplace Health Awards honor health promotion programs that optimize and maintain overall health and mitigate disease risk in the workplace.

Twelve finalists (six from each category) will receive a complimentary trip to Rome to present their programs at the Symposium where final award winners will be announced.

The IHPA program was established in 2010 and presented its first awards to a distinguished group of organizations including:

    IBM (United States)
    Intel Corporation (Ireland)
    MOL Group (Hungary)
    Basic Health International (United States and El Salvador)
    Centene Corporation (United States)
    Naankuse Clinic (Namibia)

For more information, please contact Jessica Lutz, URAC at +1-202-326-3967 (USA ET) or communications(at)urac(dot)org; or the Care Continuum Alliance, at +1-202-737-5980 (USA ET) or info(at)carecontinuum(dot)org.

About URAC

URAC, an independent, nonprofit organization, is well-known as a leader in promoting health care quality through its accreditation, education and measurement programs. URAC offers a wide range of quality benchmarking programs and services that keep pace with the rapid changes in the health care system, and provide a symbol of excellence for organizations to validate their commitment to quality and accountability. Through its broad-based governance structure and an inclusive standards development process, URAC ensures that all stakeholders are represented in establishing meaningful quality measures for the entire health care industry. For more information, visit http://www.urac.org.

About the Care Continuum Alliance

The Care Continuum Alliance represents more than 200 organizations and individuals and aligns all stakeholders in the care continuum toward improving population health. Through advocacy, research and education, the Care Continuum Alliance advances strategies to improve care quality and outcomes and reduce preventable costs for the well and those with and at risk of chronic conditions. Learn more at http://www.carecontinuum.org.

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Heenan Blaikie and Privasoft Announce the Annual ?Hot Issues in Access to Information Conference?

Heenan Blaikie and Privasoft Announce the Annual “Hot Issues in Access to Information Conference”











Ottawa, ON (Vocus) April 16, 2010

The Annual “Hot Issues in Access to Information Conference” will be held on April 28, 2010 from 12:00 – 4:00 pm in Ottawa, Ontario. The event will focus on the Access to Information Act (ATIA) and the access to information aspects of the Privacy Act (PA). It will offer ATIP and other access to information professionals the opportunity to hear from experts in the field.

The conference is being presented by the legal experts at Heenan Blaikie and sponsored by Ottawa software company Privasoft, who have come together to bring the ATIP community tips from the ATIP trenches that will help them manage a successful and efficient ATIP operation.

ATIP coordinators and access to information professionals will want to attend this event to learn about the latest issues in ATIA from industry experts. Speakers will include Edith Cody-Rice, Senior Counsel with the CBC and Ross Hodgins, Senior Advisor in the Office of the Information Commissioner.

The event will kick off with a light lunch during registration, followed by a discussion on the recent developments in access to information exemptions. Attendees will learn about the latest advancements with Access Impact Assessments and proactive disclosure, along with what records may be the subject of an access request as a result of the recent fallout from the Prime Minister’s Agenda case and the latest decisions on delay. All attendees will receive an information package with written materials from the event.

For additional details, including location and advanced registration information, visit: http://www.privasoft.com/site/Company/Hot-Issues-In-Access-to%20Information-2010-registration.html

About Heenan Blaikie – (http://www.HeenanBlaikie.com)

Heenan Blaikie LLP are leaders in the area of access to information and privacy law. They regularly give advice to institutions and entities governed or affected by this legislation and have produced an Electronic Guide on Ontario’s and the federal government’s access and privacy legislation, available at http://www.accessprivacy.ca. Since its inception in 1973, Heenan Blaikie has become one of the leading law firms in the country. With an outstanding track record in business law, labour and employment, litigation, taxation, entertainment law and intellectual property, Heenan Blaikie delivers comprehensive legal advice and innovative business solutions to clients across Canada and abroad from their offices in Quebec, Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia, and through strategic alliances that allow them to be a constant presence in Paris and Singapore.

About Privasoft – (http://www.Privasoft.com)

For nearly 20 years, Privasoft has been delivering software and services to automate case management in the public sector and regulated industries. Privasoft customers must comply with legislative, regulatory and internal requirements and are represented in health care, law enforcement and all levels of government. They rely on Privasoft to capture, analyze, track, process and report on case work related to information disclosure processes. Privasoft is a Microsoft Certified Partner with offices in Ottawa, ON, Arlington, VA and Brentford, Middlesex.

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The Flairs Announce Shut Up and Drive & North American Tour

The Flairs Announce Shut Up and Drive & North American Tour










(PRWEB) April 15, 2006

After creating a buzz with their 2004 debut EP, The Flairs are ready to rock the world with the new full length CD Shut Up and Drive. The first single and video is a spin on Skid Row’s “18 & Life” which will hit rock radio this month, with the CD being released May 16th in Canada (Pacific Music/Warner) and June 13th in the U.S (Burnside). Hard-working as ever, The Flairs are preparing for their intensive cross Canada and US tours which kick off in Vancouver May 19th.

After virtually growing up in Tuuli and opening for bands such as The Donnas, Disturbed and Rock legends Cheap Trick, Dawn Mandarino (vocals and guitar) and Jen Foster (drums and vocals) decided to form their own band. The Flairs story started in the summer of 2002 when Dawn and Jen met Bif Naked’s guitar slinger, Gillian Hanna (lead guitar and vocals) as they played North American outdoor festivals and concerts. All three found the common ground and added Gillian’s brother Ryan Hanna (bass) to the trio and the band was officially born.

The Flairs attribute their unique sound to their individual influences; Dawn’s love for the Ramones, Jen’s ska-influenced punk in the vein of the Dance Hall Crashers, and Hanna’s passion for heavy guitar rock groups like Metallica and Guns ‘N Roses. Those influences go hand in hand with the bands that initially sparked their imagination like Veruca Salt, Nirvana, Garbage and Stone Temple Pilots. In the mix, they have created a sound they can call their own.

The Flairs constantly tour across North America appearing at festivals such as NXNE, Canadian Music Week, New Music West, Seattle’s ROCKRGRL Conference and L.A.’s International Pop Overthrow. They have shared the stage with David Lee Roth, Vanilla Ice and Robin Black. Two videos from their 2004 EP “Ready to Roll” and “Falling into Pieces” were played on MuchMusic on a regular basis.

The Flairs are also about to shoot a video for their second single off the album “Sorry 4 Lovin’ You” to be released during the 2006 summer tour. The Flairs are a forceful live act that continues to expand their already rabid-fan base with passion and drawing power. http://www.theflairs.com http://www.myspace.com/theflairs.com

2006 Tour Dates

Canada: (more tbc)

May 13th         The Azure – Vancouver, BC

May 19th         Lamplighter – Vancouver. BC

May 26th         Underground, Calgary. AB

May 27th         Velvet Underground, Edmonton, AB

May 28th         Drake Inn, Canmore, AB

May 29th         Wild Bills, Banff, AB

May 30th         Tongue ‘n’ Groove, Lethbridge, AB

May 31st         Distrikt, Regina, SK

June 1st             Roxy, Saskatoon, SK

June 2nd            Zoo, Winnipeg, MB

June 3rd            Kilroy’s, Thunder Bay, ON

June 6th            Foundation, Barrie, ON

June 17th         Zaphod’s, Ottawa, ON

June 23rd         Phog Lounge, Windsor, ON

June 24th         Call The Office, London, ON

U.S. Dates: (more tbc)

June 26th         Shadow Lounge, Pittsburgh, PA

June 28th         The Loft, York, PA

June 29th         Dragonfly, Harrisburg, PA

July 11th         Swayze’s, Atlanta, GA

July 21st         Headhunters Club, Austin, TX

July 25th         Burt’s Tiki Lounge, Albuquerque, NM

July 27th         Dive Bar, Las Vegas, NV

July 28th         Kiss or Kill Club, Los Angeles, CA

July 29th         The Anarchy Library, Downey, CA

July 30th         Zombie Lounge, San Diego, CA

July 31st         Cat Club, Los Angeles, CA

Aug 5th            G Street Pub, Sacramento, CA

Media Inquires Contact:

SKYLAR ENTERTAINMENT – Publicity

http://www.skylarentertainment.ca/

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C.K. Foods Inc. and CK Nutritional Ingredients Announce The Launch of Re-designed Corporate Website

C.K. Foods Inc. and CK Nutritional Ingredients Announce The Launch of Re-designed Corporate Website











Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) September 30, 2009

Canadian consumers of dietary supplements and natural health products are entitled to have access to products that are proven safe and effective in human clinical trials. This can be a challenge, as there are various products and brands on store shelves that utilize ingredients that are of inferior quality and that lack good science. Toronto-based raw material supplier CK Nutritional Ingredients (http://www.ckfoods.com/nutrition.html) is looking to change this and it has recently updated its corporate website to reflect new products that are based on extensive scientifc substantiation.

“There is no question that the majority of the public would prefer to take natural supplements to treat various ailments and to boost their overall health,” says Michael Chernyak, Managing Director of CK Nutritional Ingredients. “If the natural products industry is to survive and even thrive, it absolutely must produce supplements that are proven safe and effective. From a commercial standpoint, the temptation to formulate products with unsubstantiated low-cost raw materials can be significant, but in the long-term it will undoubtedly cause considerable harm to the industry as a whole.”

CK Nutritional Ingredients has taken great care in seeking out and selecting vendors who are focused on quality, science and innovation. Preference is given to proprietary ingredients that have been the subject of at least one well-designed human clinical study, and that deliver benefits that consumers can feel. “Supplement users want products that are experiential,” states Jim Bornhold, Director of Sales for the company. “Whether it’s a formulation that boosts energy, reduces stress, enhances mental clarity or alleviates joint discomfort, it’s critical that the product deliver a benefit users can feel. This will go a long way toward ensuring repeat purchase and ongoing loyalty to natural health products.”

CK Nutritional Ingredients’ business model is centered on the representation of branded, evidence-based nutraceutical raw materials in the Canadian market. It partners with U.S. and international ingredient developers who wish to maximize their penetration of the Canadian market without having to dedicate significant resources do to so. It is a model that is proving to be effective – four leading non-Canadian vendors have come aboard, and negotiations are in progress with several more. “We are always on the lookout for innovative suppliers who are committed to good science and who want to establish a strong presence in Canada,” added Chernyak.

This is all good news for Canadian supplement users. Expect to see an increase in the number of products on the market that improve health and wellbeing, and have the science to back them.

About CK Nutritional Ingredients

Founded in May of 2007, CK Nutritional Ingredients is a wholly-owned division of C.K. Foods Inc., a leading supplier of functional ingredients to the Canadian food, beverage and natural health products industry. Based in Toronto, Canada, its mission is to arm Canadian natural health products manufacturers and marketers with innovative science-based ingredients that help to create products that promote the health and wellbeing of the Canadian public.

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