2000 Relate UK Staff to Launch Athena Software

2000 Relate UK Staff to Launch Athena Software










Kitchener, Ontario (PRWEB) February 17, 2009

Athena Software and Relate UK announce plans for expansion of software to the remaining network of Relate Centers across the UK. Athena Software was chosen by Relate, the largest relationship counseling agency in the UK with over 600 offices and 2000 staff, to provide a web based, integrated case management solution. Relate recently completed customization and will expand the use of Athena case management software to all staff in the pilot by March 2009 and begin rolling out Athena Software to the remaining 600 locations by end of March 2011. Sarah Caulkin, Director at Relate said,” Athena Software has been a good choice for our organization. Relate is thrilled with Athena technology as it has made it easier to help more clients.”

Athena Software is working with Laurie D’Souza of the Ontario Ministry of International Trade and Investment (MITI) in London to offer software to all 300,000 voluntary social service agencies in the UK. D’Souza said,”We work with companies like Athena Software to promote Canadian technology and accelerate relationships needed to build business between Ontario and the UK.” Dana Fox Director of Business Development Athena Software added, “Clare Barnett and Cheryl Donais of the Ontario International Marketing Center and staff from the Canadian High Commission were incredibly accommodating during a recent trade mission organized by MITI. We met with Dr. Mike Bainbridge and Peter Dyke of the National Health Service to discuss how Athena Software could help UK’s 300,000 voluntary social service agencies with web based case management software and deliver, efficient, improved service. It was an extremely productive week.”

Athena Software is a web based case management software which delivers a powerful and fully integrated case management and client information solution, designed for both private and government funded human health and social service organizations. Athena Software is actively involved as member of the United Nations Global Compact and supports those organizations in the fight against AIDS worldwide.

about athena software.net

Athena software is one of the world’s most powerful and fully  integrated case management andclient information solutions designed  for counseling, mental health centres and EAP providers.  Athena helps its customers reduce operating costs, increase efficiency and improve customer service by integrating human resources, notes, outcome evaluation and billing into one system. Athenasolutions combine  decades of combined experience with the power of server based open source database technology. Athena gives the power to innovate and customize the system back to the customer without the cost. We make systems integration easy and affordable for people helping others.

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Centre for Suicide Prevention and Millbrook Technologies Inc Launch River of Life

Centre for Suicide Prevention and Millbrook Technologies Inc Launch River of Life











Calgary, Alberta (Vocus) September 9, 2010

Canadians join world-wide efforts to acknowledge World Suicide Prevention Day. East and West have come together in a partnership to help prevent the growing rate of Aboriginal youth suicide.

The Centre for Suicide Prevention developed the content materials and Millbrook Technologies brought these to life in the first ever online Aboriginal suicide prevention training program in the world.

Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations says, “The River of Life is a practical tool that will be instrumental in building resiliency in communities and we are proud to support this initiative.”

This unique online training program is “Excellent! Covers a difficult topic related to different pieces of history. It has a message of resiliency and hope… it inspires you to do something” (C.E. Bird).

This course is “so much what people are hungry for, looking exactly for this content” (J.S., Youth Health Educator).

Centre for Suicide Prevention

The Centre for Suicide Prevention (CSP) is an education centre specializing in curricula development, training, and providing library and information services. The purpose of the Centre is to inform and equip people with additional knowledge and skills in the prevention of suicide.

“We are hopeful that ongoing discussions with government may result in financial support for this ‘one-of-a-kind’, first ever, online Aboriginal suicide prevention course. How truly proud we are, as Canadians, to offer this to our international friends” (Diane Yackel, CSP Executive Director).

Millbrook Technologies Inc.

Millbrook Technologies Inc. is located in Nova Scotia, Canada and is owned by the Millbrook First Nation. Millbrook Technologies Inc. specializes in the customization of advanced technologies and building unique courseware.

Who should take the program?

The prevention of Aboriginal youth suicide is a community effort and therefore prevention responsibility should not be left to a single person. Front line workers are obviously those directly involved in the health and well being of the youth in their community.

Mental health workers, addiction counsellors, nurses, youth counsellors, community outreach workers, family members and social services personnel are some of those occupations who should be equipped with the skills to identify and enhance the protective factors that will mitigate the risk of suicide.

In addition, we recommend that police officers, teachers, Friendship Centre staff, probation officers, correctional services workers, foster parents, Elders, band council members and clergy also participate.

Unfortunately too many communities wait until they are in crisis to mobilize their resources. The River of Life program has been designed to provide training to a very diverse group of people within the community to work together in the development of community based strategies. The knowledge provided and skills acquired will result in a positive preventative community action plan.

For more information or to register please go to http://www.riveroflifeprogram.ca

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Breaking the Silence, Shattering the Myths: A Community Leadership Dialogue to Launch Mental Health Awareness Month at Detroit Central City Community Mental Health, Inc.

Breaking the Silence, Shattering the Myths: A Community Leadership Dialogue to Launch Mental Health Awareness Month at Detroit Central City Community Mental Health, Inc.










Detroit, MI (PRWEB) April 29, 2011

With one in five Americans struggling with mental illness at sometime in their lives, according to the National Institute of Mental Health, one of the area’s oldest community mental health organizations, Detroit Central City Community Mental Health, is bringing together elected officials and media with clients and healthcare, community and business leaders to have a candid discussion about the common cause of mental illness and community mental health. Mental Health Awareness Month will launch in Detroit with an unprecedented cross-sector leadership dialogue led by Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley, Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon and Detroit Central City Community Mental Health President & CEO Irva-Faber Bermudez on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 from 6pm – 8:30pm.

Simultaneously, a 30-second public service announcement featuring Napoloen, Faber-Bermudez, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy, Detroit Police Chief Ralph L. Godbee, Jr., Henry Ford Health System President and CEO Nancy Schlichting and Bishop Edgar L. Vann will air on several TV and cable channels. The PSA is designed to celebrate Detroit Central City’s 40 years of unwavering service, while bringing awareness and encouraging people to support community mental health and seek help for mental illness if needed. “We shouldn’t have to wait for high profile examples of mental illness, left unchecked and untreated, to have a discussion about mental health and wellness. The dialogue and campaign will bring awareness of the growing demand for mental health services, encourage people to seek help, and not feel ashamed to do so,” said Irva Faber-Bermudez.

Located in the heart of Midtown Detroit, the dialogue will include discussion about healthcare and the fact that “there is no health without mental health,” said Nancy Schlichting, Detroit Central City’s 2010 mental health hero award recipient. Participants will also discuss how mental health and wellness plays a leading role in the 15 x 15 movement to bring 15,000 new residents to Midtown by 2015; how law enforcement, legislators, businesses, non-profit organizations, practitioners and healthcare officials bonds can be strengthened to positively affect mental health and wellness; how the media plays a crucial role in erasing the stigma; and how innovative collaborations are working to serve all who seek help.

Participants, to date, include: U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, U.S. Congressman John Conyers, Lt. Governor Brian Calley; Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon; Detroit Deputy Mayor Saul Green; Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee; Judge Timothy Kenny of the Wayne County Third Circuit Court; Dr. Valerie Parisi, Dean of the Wayne State University School of Medicine; Dr. Yvonne Anthony, Director of the City of Detroit Health and Wellness Promotion; Dr. Reginald Eadie, President of Detroit Receiving Hospital; Dr. Robert Lagrou of Henry Ford Health System; William Heaphy, Deputy Chief Assistant Prosecutor, Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office; Tamela Aikens of the Michigan Prisoner Re-Entry Initiative; Giancarlo Guzman of United Way of Southeast Michigan; Bishop Edgar L. Vann of Second Ebenezer Church; Marc Scheuer, Vice President of Comerica Bank; Dr. Alireza Amirsadri, Chief of Psychiatry at Detroit Receiving Hospital; Jeff Gerritt, Editorial Writer of the Detroit Free Press Editorial Board; Jay Greene, Senior Healthcare Reporter for Crain’s Detroit Business, Bankole Thompson of the Michigan Chronicle, and many others. Ron Savage, Fox 2 Anchor and Reporter will serve as moderator.

Detroit Central City, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, thanks Henry Ford Health System, Health Alliance Plan and Pfizer Pharmaceuticals for their sponsorship and participation in this program. Detroit Central City is conveniently located at 10 Peterboro, corner of Woodward, in Detroit. Parking will be available at the Detroit Central City gated lot on Peterboro as well as the Michigan State University lot on Woodward.

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HealthGrades Announces Launch of New Physician Web Portal

HealthGrades Announces Launch of New Physician Web Portal











Denver, Colo. (Vocus/PRWEB) April 13, 2011

HealthGrades, the leading online destination for patients researching and selecting physicians, announced today the launch of a new web-based tool that empowers physicians and practice administrators to take control of their online reputation. This free, secure web application encourages ongoing physician engagement to verify and modify the information HealthGrades makes public in more than 750,000 online physician profiles. The HealthGrades Physician & Provider Portal is being officially unveiled at this week’s American Medical Group Association (AMGA) annual conference in Washington D.C.

“As a physician, I understand the professional challenge doctors face in managing online information,” said Dr. Rick May, HealthGrades Vice President of clinical quality services. “But public reporting is here to stay and will likely only increase in scope. It is time physicians leveraged the power of the web to benefit their patients and their practice. As the most heavily trafficked physician search site, HealthGrades is uniquely positioned to help.”

HealthGrades’ enhanced Portal is designed to enable physicians to take control of their online reputation, offering them the opportunity to respond publicly to patient satisfaction ratings, and assisting doctors in actively attracting the most appropriate patients. For example, adding customized and detailed information about medical areas of expertise, and a brief description of practice style helps patients better match with the right physician who meets their specific needs and expectations. Recent research has shown that the physician-patient relationship is strengthened when patients see themselves as similar to their physicians in personal beliefs, values, and communication, ultimately leading to better diagnoses and improved health outcomes.

HealthGrades is the most highly trafficked physician search site and helps 100 million patient visitors a year – more than all other provider ratings sites combined. Patients search more than 12 million HealthGrades physician profiles monthly and HealthGrades’ web properties are recognized by comScore as one of the top five health information destinations. Updates to doctors’ online profiles are shared across numerous online consumer web properties through relationships with Google, Bing and other health content distributors.

HealthGrades’ new, free physician Portal offers physicians:


The ability to edit existing information and enhance their profile with a photo or video; custom description of practice philosophy, specific areas of research or interest, procedures performed, conditions treated, and hospital affiliations

The option to respond publicly to patient satisfaction survey results

Tools to help practices collect more patient experience feedback

Customized reports about profile activity, including patient satisfaction and patient search     volume with peer comparisons

About HealthGrades

HealthGrades is America’s most trusted, independent source of physician information and hospital quality outcomes. HealthGrades’ online properties are the nation’s leading destination for physician search and empower more than 200 million consumers annually to make informed healthcare decisions.

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NavigationArts Announces Launch of Redesigned MedEdPORTAL

NavigationArts Announces Launch of Redesigned MedEdPORTAL











A screenshot of AAMC’s MedEdPORTAL.


McLean, Virginia (PRWEB) August 09, 2011

NavigationArts, a strategic web consultancy, is pleased to announce the launch of a dynamic medical education portal for the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). MedEdPORTAL is a free, open education resource and was designed to promote educational scholarship and collaboration by facilitating the open exchange of peer-reviewed health education teaching and assessment resources. Currently, more than 10,000 health education institutions are utilizing MedEdPORTAL resources – representing over 190 countries around the globe.

NavigationArts was specifically engaged to redesign and rearchitect the existing site, which was not leveraging the full capabilities of a content management system and provided no opportunity for content reuse. The new information architecture delivers an optimized user experience, creates opportunities to reuse and share content, and lays a foundation for a suite of products that change the traditional way of accessing and utilizing health education materials. MedEdPORTAL’s flexibility provides extraordinary possibilities to customize and promote content through a multi-faceted, socially enabled learning experience.

AAMC Chief Academic Officer, John E. Prescott, MD, notes, “MedEdPORTAL has played an increasingly prominent role in the education of the healthcare provider of tomorrow. I have no doubt that these new enhancements will result in significant benefits to students and educators, and ultimately improve the health of the public.”

In addition, MedEdPORTAL has partnered with the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) in order to peer review and publish oral health content. The website redesign allows for interface customization while maintaining the full capabilities and accessibility of the MedEdPORTAL website and repository. The ADEA-customized MedEdPORTAL will launch in August. This new structure aims to accommodate partnerships with the remaining allied health professions to further drive inter-professionalism and innovation in health education.

About NavigationArts:

NavigationArts is a full-service web consultancy specializing in web strategy, user experience design, and technology. We help our clients meet their business needs by optimizing their web presence for communication, e-commerce, community building, and more. We help our clients solve challenging problems by bringing together highly experienced cross-functional teams drawn from analytical, creative, and technical backgrounds. At NavigationArts, we believe that user experience is the only sustainable competitive advantage online. Our mission is to create online experiences that are most satisfying for our users and most valuable for our clients. For more information, go to http://www.navigationarts.com.

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CellTrak and HInext Launch New Partnership to Improve Outcome Based Care Data Analysis

CellTrak and HInext Launch New Partnership to Improve Outcome Based Care Data Analysis











CellTrak Outcome Based eCare Solution


Schaumburg, IL (PRWEB) November 10, 2010

With evidence changing rapidly, this innovation will facilitate communication and integration at the front line and improve care at the point-of-care.

“The partnership between HInext, a Toronto-based software development company, and CellTrak, a US and Canadian-based company specializing in integrated mobile solutions for home health care, is exciting in its potential to significantly advance work in outcome based care for initiatives such as HOBIC. I also believe that this partnership will enable HInext and CellTrak the opportunity to significantly extend their outcome based work in mental health,” highlighted Diane Doran, RN, PhD, FCAHS, Professor, Scientific Director, Nursing Health Services Research Unit (Toronto site) Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Nurse Senior Researcher Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing.

The new partnership is focused on Outcome based care systems and the importance of standard measures including HOBIC and InterRAI. The new solution offering provided by CellTrak and HInext is focused on the gathering and analysis of data for nursing assessment, reassessment and discharge activities with common measurements.

HOBIC is the acronym for Health Outcomes for Better Information and Care, an initiative of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care in Canada. Similar to the standards defined and utilized in the US around OASIS the objective of HOBIC is to introduce a short set of standardized measures of patient status into nurses’ admission and discharge assessments. More information on HOBIC can be found at: http://www.hobic-outcomes.ca

InterRAI is a collaborative network of researchers in over 30 countries committed to improving health care for persons who are elderly, frail, or disabled. With a goal is to promote evidence-based clinical practice and policy decisions through the collection and interpretation of high quality data about the characteristics and outcomes of persons served across a variety of health and social services settings. More information on interRAI can be found at: http://www.interrai.org

Peter Catford CEO of HInext shared, “I am delighted at this opportunity to collaborate with CellTrak. Together we can provide better and more timely information across the continuum of care.”

“The Outcome Based Care information gathered and analyzed in a common way enables the care teams to be more effective than stand alone, silo’d and unconnected systems. With CellTrak’s mobile Outcome based eCare solution and the integration architecture provided by HInext, the new solution will help enable more cost effective care and thorough the analysis of outcome data”, added Michael K. Wons, President and CEO.

With evidence changing rapidly, this innovation will facilitate communication and integration at the front line and improve care at the point-of-care.

For more information download the “Outcome Based Care Solutions Make A Difference” whitepaper from the Canadian Technology News site at: http://www.canhealth.com or via the CellTrak website at http://www.celltrak.com

About HInext

HInext, a privately held Ontario corporation founded in 1997, is an IT management, consulting, project management and software development company. HInext has developed and launched The Roster of Electronic Assessment Tools (TREAT) is a Web-based software suite of integrated healthcare solutions, including powerful clinical assessment, screening, and management tools, comprehensive care planning and clinical documentation, industry best practices, simplified data collection and submission, and detailed reporting and graphing. TREAT provides solutions to the many sectors of healthcare, including Mental Health, Rehabilitation / Complex continuing care, Acute Care, Long Term Care, Community programs, Primary care, and more. TREAT solutions are flexible to serve your clinical software needs as they change and evolve, supporting your efforts to provide superior patient care. For more information about HInext please visit http://www.hinext.com

About CellTrak:

Founded in 2006, CellTrak Technologies, Inc. is the leading provider of integrated mobile solutions for the home healthcare, hospice, and private duty markets. Our patent pending software-as-a-service solutions run on GPS-enabled mobile devices via a homecare technology platform which automates workflow and reduces cost. Data is transmitted wirelessly to an internet site making the data available real time and secure instantaneous integration is provided to the back-end clinical systems and the payer networks. Homecare aides, clinicians and nurses have delivered millions of successful visits via CellTrak. At the beginning of 2010 CellTrak Technologies and Telus Health Solutions announced a major partnership in Canada. This partnership includes Telus bringing to market the award winning CellTrak solution under the MobileCare brand name. For more information visit http://www.celltrak.com

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Mental Health Magazine “The Empowerment” to Launch in Sacramento, Sacpros

Mental Health Magazine “The Empowerment” to Launch in Sacramento, Sacpros











Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) March 21, 2011

SACPROS.org is preparing to launch a mental health magazine for the Greater Sacramento called “The Empowerment”, which will publish information on many topics relating to the mental health community. Articles of interest will include information on symptom management, alternative strategies, current approaches taught in the greater Sacramento area, health and wellness perspectives and many other topics.

According to SACPROS Network Director, Marilyn Washington “the magazine will create a new and positive image for people with mental health issues working towards their recovery and hopefully help eliminate some of the prevailing stereotypes about mental illness”. It will provide the ability for people with mental illnesses to express their opinions on all areas of their wellness and recovery, something they normally do not get to do in a public way. “SACPROS wants The Empowerment to be an uplifting voice in mental health community”, said Ms. Washington.

“The mental health community is larger than those who are already in the mental health system and who are highly challenged. It also includes a larger population of people who are currently in mainstream society, but who are struggling in their jobs or relationships, dealing with losses, or who are working through addiction issues. The mental health community might also include our friends, family, neighbors and coworkers who have never sought out support services”, said Terry Zick, Wellness Editor of The Empowerment. The official launch is scheduled for June 2011.”We’re very excited,” she said,” about the launch of this magazine”.

The magazine will have an initial print run of 25,000 copies that will be distributed for free every quarter to schools, colleges, bus stops, coffee shops, local hospitals, mental health agencies, grocery stores, room and board homes, boarding care homes and police stations. In 6 to 9 months, SACPROS hopes to increase the copies to 54,000.

The Empowerment will also enable counselors, therapists, clinical Social workers, clinical Psychologists, mental health prevention specialists, educators, nurses, physicians & psychiatrists, hospitals and treatment centers and other behavioral healthcare professionals to promote their vital programs and services to the mental health community. The deadline for placing ads in magazine for the Summer 2011 issue is May 15th, 2011.

About Sacpros – http://www.sacpros.org

Sacramento Personalized Recovery Oriented Services (SACPROS) is a Mental Health Resource Guide strengthening individuals, families and community with easily accessible information about available services in Greater Sacramento area.

For more information about placing adds in magazine or if you have something to shout about, contact Marilyn Washington at (916) 222 – 7541 or send an e-mail at info(at)sacpros(dot)org. website: http://www.sacpros.org

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Sam’s Club® Helps Members Fulfill Their Healthy Living Resolutions This January — Sam’s Club to Launch The Prevention Plan™











The Prevention Plan


Bentonville, AR (Vocus/PRWEB) January 06, 2011

January is the month when many Americans look to turn over a new leaf when it comes to their health. This year Sam’s Club will give Business, Advantage and Plus members across the country tools to help them achieve their health goals including free monthly in-club health screenings and access to a new health management benefit, The Prevention Plan from U.S. Preventive Medicine.

“Through our member insights, we know our members want to stay in control of their health,” said Jill Turner-Mitchael, senior vice president, Sam’s Club Health and Wellness. ”We’re proud to offer these simple health solutions, including free health screenings along with great products like The Prevention Plan, so our members can maintain control of their health decisions, minimize health risks and keep health care costs low for their families, employees and themselves.”

The Prevention Plan*

Exclusively priced at $ 99 for our members, Sam’s Club will now offer The Prevention Plan, a personalized, step-by-step health management program designed to help people take control of their individual health. Via an online health assessment and at-home blood test, Sam’s Club members can take the first steps in identifying potential individual health issues. From there, a personalized plan is created to address risks. Personal health coaching, ongoing support, a variety of tools and a plan-wide health challenge are provided through The Prevention Plan to keep members motivated to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

“America is moving from the reactive treatment of illness to the proactive preservation of health,” said Christopher Fey, chairman and CEO, U.S. Preventive Medicine. “The Prevention Plan provides the knowledge and tools to help individuals improve their health and wellbeing. A recent study in Population Health Management shows The Plan has been successful in helping people significantly reduce important risk factors including blood glucose, blood pressure, cholesterol and many others. We are pleased to make this program available to Sam’s Club members.”

For more information on The Prevention Plan, customers can call 866-713-1180, or visit http://www.SamsClub.com/healthyliving.

January In-Club Health Screenings

All Sam’s Club members across the country can participate in the free monthly health screenings beginning in January. Throughout the year, each monthly event will offer different screenings, including:


Personal consultation from a licensed pharmacist on their prescription drug medications
Blood pressure checkups
Bone density scans
Body mass index assessment
Cholesterol and glucose tests
Hearing and vision screening

For more information, times and locations of health screenings of participating Sam’s Club locations, members can visit http://www.SamsClub.com/healthyliving.

Additional Healthy Living Products and Services Available

Sam’s Club is committed to lowering the costs of health care for our members. Those members with Plus-level memberships who pay with cash can save 40 percent on generic medications and 8 percent on name brand medications in our pharmacies nationwide.** As always, Sam’s Club pharmacists are available to answer questions about the program.

Sam’s Club is also a leading provider of affordable health products and services for all its members including:

$ 4 Prescriptions — Sam’s Club pharmacies offer 30-day generic prescriptions for $ 4, or people can save even more with 90-day prescriptions for only $ 10.
Free Rx check up — Sam’s Club’s licensed pharmacists provide advice on how to take medications to maximize effectiveness, including when and how to use them. Our pharmacists also conduct a comprehensive assessment of all prescription medications to determine possible interactions, no matter where the prescriptions were filled by the customer.
ePrescribing — Sam’s Club pharmacies accept electronic prescribing to improve prescribing accuracy and patient safety.
Auto Fill — Sam’s Club offers an automatic refill program so that prescriptions are ready at the same time every month so customers never have to worry about running out of important medications.
Ready Reminder — Sam’s Club pharmacies offer free automatic phone or text messages about the status of a customer’s prescription.
EZPay — By placing a credit card number on file with a Sam’s Club pharmacy, EZPay allows customers to speed up their pharmacy visit by having the cost of their prescription medications automatically charged to their specified card.

A Sam’s Club membership is not required to purchase prescription medication in the pharmacies. For more information, customers can speak with a Sam’s Club pharmacist.

*The Prevention Plan is a service administered solely by U.S. Preventive Medicine, Inc., and its designated vendors. The Plan is independent of and not administered by Sam’s Club. More information on the Plan is available at http://www.SamsClub.com/healthyliving or by calling 866-713-1180.

**Savings only for cash purchases based on the dispensing Sam’s Club Pharmacy’s cash price. Discounts not available for purchases covered by health insurance or a state/federal government health care program, on SamsClub.com, or covered by Walmart’s Prescription Program or any Sam’s Club promotion. Restrictions apply. See your local Sam’s Club pharmacy for details.

About Sam’s Club

Sam’s Club, the nation’s eighth largest retailer and a leading membership warehouse club, offers superior products and services to more than 47 million members in clubs across the U.S., as well as in Brazil, China and Mexico. Members save an average 30.4 percent over grocery and specialty retailers. Sam’s Club received the highest rankings in Prescription Ordering and Pickup Process in the J.D. Power and Associates 2010 U.S. National Pharmacy Study. To learn more about savings made simple, visit samsclub.com, and look for Sam’s Club on Twitter and Facebook.

About U.S. Preventive Medicine®

U.S. Preventive Medicine http://www.uspreventivemedicine.com is leading a global preventive health movement focused on saving lives and money by keeping people healthy and better managing chronic conditions before they progress. The company has developed The Prevention Plan™, an innovative health management program that is based on the clinical science of preventive medicine: primary (wellness and health promotion to keep healthy people healthy), secondary (screening for earlier detection/diagnosis) and tertiary (early evidence-based treatment to reduce complications and disability). The Prevention Plan, which is available to consumers and employer groups, identifies each individual’s top health risks and designs a customized plan of action to reduce those risks, supported by health coaching, robust online tools and plan-wide challenges with incentives. The company is accredited in wellness and health promotion by NCQA and disease management by URAC. Follow us on twitter.com/USPM, facebook.com, and youtube.com/moregoodyears.

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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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