February 20, 2008

NetWellness begins partnership with the Plain Dealer's new online health and fitness section

New health section will feature health information from NetWellness, a leading non-profit Web site from Case Western Reserve University, the Ohio State University and the University of Cincinnati

Beginning today, NetWellness will be featured in the Plain Dealer's new online health section for consumers on Cleveland.com. Launched together with a companion section for the medical community, the consumer section is designed to help people make health decisions, navigate the health care system and have better communication with their providers.

NetWellness will contribute a weekly Wednesday column featuring faculty experts from Case Western Reserve University and other institutions that are part of the online site, and the NetWellness search will be a regular part of the health and fitness page. In addition, NetWellness will introduce a news section featuring stories of general consumer interest from Cleveland.com.

"This innovative partnership is at the intersection of knowledge, information, and news. It's an exciting next step in bringing understandable information to the public through the power of the Internet," said Susan Wentz, director of NetWellness at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Now in its twelfth year, NetWellness was one of the first health consumer health sites on the Internet. A partnership of Case Western Reserve University, the Ohio State University and the University of Cincinnati, 80 percent of NetWellness visitors are from locations across the United States, and the rest are from around the world -- including every inhabited continent.

Posted by: Kimyette Finley, February 20, 2008 08:47 AM | News Topics: Community Outreach, Faculty, Provost Initiatives, School of Medicine, Technology

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