HealthyWomen Launches New Health Professionals Channel on HealthyWomen.org

Red Bank, NJ (January 3, 2013) — Building on its nearly 25-year heritage of providing trusted, medically vetted health information and resources to women nationwide, HealthyWomen announced today it is enhancing its online offering to health care professionals with the creation of its HealthyWomen Health Care Professionals (HCP) Channel. This new dedicated section of the HealthyWomen.org website will give health care professionals easier access to HealthyWomen's educational resources for their patients, provide downloadable materials to support their patient education needs and share the latest updates on what's trending in women's health.

"With a commitment to keeping a finger on the pulse of what health care providers need, we conducted a survey with the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and American Medical Women's Association to find out what was missing when it came to patient education. We wanted to identify what topics and, more importantly, what type of materials would be most useful in today's practices," said Beth Battaglino, RN, president and CEO of HealthyWomen. "An overwhelming majority of respondents requested downloadable patient-education materials written in easily digestible format, so we saw an opportunity to expand our current print publication offerings and add the new online HCP Channel, which will allow providers to quickly access the latest in women's health."

The new HealthyWomen HCP channel includes:


  • Downloadable patient fact sheets on 15 health conditions, from heart disease and hormones to breast cancer and weight management
  • More than 20 tip sheets on how to prevent common conditions
  • The latest health news
  • Links to relevant medical conferences pertaining to women's health
  • Suggested continuing education webcasts

"As a nurse practitioner I know all too well the time constraints associated with office visits," said Brett Snodgrass, nurse practitioner, speaker, writer and blogger for the new HCP channel on HealthyWomen.org. "To be able to build on the foundation you've established in the exam room with trusted, medically reviewed health content that's easy for patients to understand— that's a win-win for patients and health care providers alike."

Visit the new Health Care Professionals Channel at: http://healthywomen.org/for-professionals

About HealthyWomen
HealthyWomen (HW) is the nation's leading nonprofit health information source for women. For nearly 25 years, women have been coming to HW for answers to their most pressing and personal health care questions. HW provides award-winning health information through a wide array of online content and print publications that are original, objective and reviewed and approved by medical experts. Its HON-certified website, www.HealthyWomen.org®, has been recognized by ForbesWoman as one of the "Top 100 Websites for Women" for the third year in a row and was named the top women's health website by Dr. Mehmet Oz in O, The Oprah Magazine. To learn more, visit www.HealthyWomen.org.

Contact:
Erin Graves
HealthyWomen
egraves@healthywomen.org
732-978-4947

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