Ideavibes Expands to Central America – Signs Partnership Agreement with Expansion Bridge Mexico

Ideavibes Expands to Central America – Signs Partnership Agreement with Expansion Bridge Mexico










Ottawa and Guadalajara (PRWEB) August 15, 2011

Ideavibes has announced that Expansion Bridge Mexico will be joining them as an Integration Partner for the Ideavibes Engagement Platform. Expansion Bridge will focus on capacity building in the area of engagement and open innovation for governments and corporations throughout Mexico and Latin America.

“We have seen an increasing demand from in Latin America from both companies and governments looking for an engagement platform that focuses on innovation and engagement and is tightly integrated with popular social media tools such as Twitter and Facebook. Ideavibes is well positioned for growth in Latin America through this strong partner that understands the market and how best to capitalize on this growth,” according to Paul Dombowsky, Founder and CEO of Ideavibes. “Early on we see demand from cities from all over the world looking for the tools to go beyond what surveys or public consultations can do. Making sure a broad spectrum of voices is heard, whether you are a brand or a city/state government, is important. Our platform focuses on enabling participation from as diverse a crowd as possible on any issue.”

According to Francisco Valverde, VP of Social Platforms of Expansion Bridge Mexico, there are few options for platforms in Spanish focused on open innovation, crowdsourcing or citizen engagement. “We are pleased to join Ideavibes as a Integration Partner and plan on implementing the new Spanish version of their platform to help our clients in Mexico and Latin America. We work with many brands, City and State Governments, and other public institutions to help them use consultation and innovation to build better products, deliver open government, and provide mechanisms for useful citizen engagement.”

The Ideavibes Crowd Engagement Platform enables organizations to quickly and easily create crowdsourcing or crowdfunding initiatives to solicit engagement from the community or crowd or market and use this engagement and the ability to post, vote and comment on ideas to come up with crowd driven ideas that make change happen.

Ideavibes has implemented their Crowd Engagement Platform for citizen engagement in cities such as San Francisco in the US and Calgary and Ottawa in Canada. The Platform is also the backbone for the recently launched Fundchange (http://www.fundchange.com) crowdfunding initiative sponsored by TELUS.

For more information about Ideavibes, please visit http://www.ideavibes.com or http://www.ideasquevibran.com

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Digital Health Coalition Expands Advisory Board with Four Industry Thought Leaders

Digital Health Coalition Expands Advisory Board with Four Industry Thought Leaders












New York, NY (PRWEB) July 27, 2011

The Digital Health Coalition, a nonprofit think tank dedicated to fostering innovation in online health care, today announced the addition of four new industry thought leaders to their strategic advisory board. The following industry leaders join a team of leading industry executives, digital marketers, legal experts, market researchers, technologists, and medical thought leaders:

Arnie Friede

Arnie Friede is a widely respected food and drug law counselor and advocate with significant advertising law, health care law, First Amendment, environmental, and commercial and transactional experience. He has a long history of direct involvement in successfully representing clients in FDA-regulated matters beginning as an Associate Chief Counsel in the FDA Chief Counsel’s Office, as well as a broad spectrum of senior in-house legal experience across multiple FDA-regulated industries.

Peter Pitts

A former FDA Associate Commissioner, Peter J. Pitts is President of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest and serves a Special Government Employee consultant to the FDA’s Risk Communications Advisory Committee. An advisor to the Obama transition team on the FDA, Pitts was named as one of 2010’s “300 Most Powerful People in American Healthcare” by Modern Healthcare Magazine.

Lee Segal

Lee Segal is president & CEO of Klick Communications, a leading digital marketing agency. Principally providing interactive services to the pharmaceutical industry, the company has been recognized in countless creative awards. Klick has been named a Profit 100 company, and a Technology Fast 50 company. Klick has also been named one of the Global Growth Companies to watch by the World Economic Forum. Lee has been named Entrepreneur of the Year by the Business Development Bank and has won the Young Entrepreneur Award from Ernst & Young.

Alan Shapiro

As General Counsel, Alan Shapiro is responsible for all legal activities at Everyday Health, including contract/licensing, IP, M&A, litigation, privacy, and compliance matters. Prior to Everyday Health, Shapiro served as the General Counsel of NetRatings, Inc., a global Internet media and market research firm. Prior to NetRatings, he served as the General Counsel of Jupiter Communications, Inc. and, following a merger with Media Metrix, Inc., as General Counsel of Jupiter Media Metrix,Inc.

“We are delighted to have these critical advisory board seats filled by such highly regarded industry thought leaders,” said Joe Farris, co-founder and board president. “The new members of the Advisory Board are innovators within their disciplines, making each conversation with them an exchange of transformative thoughts and ideas about the future of digital health.”

About Digital Health Coalition

Launched in June 2011, the Digital Health Coalition – a nonprofit corporation – seeks to promote responsible innovation via digital marketing and communications in a connected world. Their first initiative is focused on the rapidly evolving space of social media and seeks to promote a world where patients, physicians, and brands can connect, empower, and drive positive health outcomes. Individuals interested in learning more about the Digital Health Coalition are encouraged to visit http://www.digitalhealthcoalition.org or follow the organization on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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Nurtur Expands Exclusive Relationship with Leading Academic Medical Center to Offer Select Health and Wellness Programs

Nurtur Expands Exclusive Relationship with Leading Academic Medical Center to Offer Select Health and Wellness Programs











Signature onsite health and wellness programs from Duke Medicine and Nurtur


Farmington, CT (PRWEB) August 16, 2011

With a shared focus to promote and support prevention and lifestyle behavior change, Nurtur® and Duke Medicine have expanded their longstanding exclusive relationship. Duke Medicine, a world-class research, education and patient care institution, provides the proprietary educational health content delivered through Nurtur’s online health management system. Nurtur, the behavior change company serving employers, plan sponsors, health plans and government programs, will now offer access to signature health and wellness programs available through Duke Medicine.

The new marketing collaboration will allow Nurtur to refer members interested in onsite health and wellness to participate in the most appropriate programs at Duke. The onsite programs align with the Nurtur PeopleCare™ approach to support behavior change with individualized assessment, engagement and coaching.

World-class health and wellness programs from Duke Medicine are a marquee benefit for employers to use in supporting a culture of health, enhancing employee satisfaction and recruiting top talent.

John McCall, Operations Director, Duke Diet and Fitness Center and Duke Integrative Medicine, says, “We are very pleased with this extension of our relationship with Nurtur as it provides opportunities for Nurtur clients to access a variety of excellent and recognized health and wellness programs and clinicians.”

A dedicated Nurtur team will provide information to members that express an interest in onsite programs, will provide assistance with identifying the most appropriate options and will direct members to Duke personnel for program enrollment and registration.

Patricia Simmons, Senior Director of Client Services Health Operations Integration at Nurtur, says, “Nurtur is proud to offer access to onsite personal health and wellness programs through our partnership with Duke Medicine. This is an excellent opportunity for our clients and their employees who desire additional care and support to receive world-class treatment delivered by clinical experts at Duke.”

Offered at or near the 26 acre state-of-the-art healing environment at the Duke University Center for Living campus in Durham, North Carolina, onsite health and wellness programs include:

Duke Diet & Fitness Center includes comprehensive programs lasting one to four weeks or more to empower individuals to achieve a healthier weight and improved fitness for life.
Duke Executive Health is a one-day program to address the preventive healthcare needs of people who lead high-stress lives with concierge-level, expert and streamlined diagnostic and care planning services with an optional focus on cardiovascular health.
Duke Integrative Medicine is a team approach to healthcare in a state-of-the-art environment that combines the best of Western medicine with proven complementary therapies.
Duke Weight Loss Surgery is a comprehensive program designed to support the patient from initial consultation through achievement of long-term healthy lifestyle goals.

For more information about these programs, visit http://www.nurturhealth.com.

About Nurtur: Nurtur is the behavior change company dedicated to helping individuals improve their health and wellbeing. The company offers wellness programs and health coaching to educate, enable and motivate people at all life stages to address the life issues that get in the way of health as well as the health issues that complicate living. Nurtur life and health management programs include wellness, disease management (including Back Pain, Depression, Diabetes, Heart Disease and Respiratory Disease), episodic/catastrophic care management, work-life resource and referral, employee assistance and professional training. The company provides services to multi-market segments including employers, plan sponsors, Third-Party Administrators, commercial health plans and government agencies.

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Club Assist Expands Customer Base in Canada

Club Assist Expands Customer Base in Canada










Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (PRWEB) September 26, 2009

Club Assist announced today that the Alberta Motor Association and the British Columbia Automobile Association will switch to Club Assist as a supplier for their mobile battery service offerings in October.

Established in 2000, AMA’s mobile battery program has set the standard for keeping members mobile in Alberta. With yearly averages of 6,000 members using this service, AMA is looking forward to working with Club Assist to continue providing outstanding member experiences through this program.

“Club Assist specializes in helping auto clubs deliver quality batteries to members,” says Kurt Paterson, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Member Services for AMA. “Their expertise and international experience will help us continue to deliver an exceptional product to our members, while helping to promote a nationally branded battery program.”

The British Columbia Automobile Association will launch their Club Assist service October 15, delivering mobile battery services to the scene of disablement through more than 40 service vehicles. BCAA has offered mobile battery service since 1998, and installed nearly 10,000 batteries last year with previous provider Interstate.

“We made the choice to work with Club Assist because we want the support of the leading international mobile battery provider to take our program to the next level,” says Ken Cousin, Director, Road Assist. “Because Club Assist works only with auto clubs, we can tap into a wealth of resources that fit our unique needs.”

Club Assist now services all of the nine Canadian Automobile Association affiliates and also provides support to auto clubs in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, France, Germany and the Netherlands.

“We’re proud to be the top choice for mobile solutions for the Canadian auto clubs,” says Stuart Davies, CEO and Executive President of Club Assist Corporation. “We’re especially proud that AMA and BCAA have selected Club Assist for their member services.”

About Club Assist: Australian owned, Club Assist is a true success story, specializing in the supply, storage, distribution and installation of automotive batteries, automotive glass, alternators and starter motors to motoring clubs and their members globally. Club Assist partners with more than 70 automotive clubs worldwide and is supported by more than 6,000 personnel and service providers. Club Assist’s mission is to provide automotive clubs and their members with exceptional service anywhere, at any time across the globe.

For further media enquiries contact: Public Relations John Strahan +61 3 9797 8666

http://www.clubassist.com

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