May 20, 2011

University Expands NetWellness Relationship to Engage Alumni

stethoscope and computerWhen it launched in 1995, NetWellness was one of the first consumer-health websites in existence. Now, it reaches more than 12 million visitors per year throughout North America. A partnership among Case Western Reserve, University of Cincinnati and The Ohio State University, NetWellness provides easy-to-understand health information from university experts in a wide range of medical fields

A hallmark of NetWellness is its Ask and Expert service, which allows visitors to seek free responses from these experts on diverse health topics within a few days. The service is completely confidential and anonymous and does not require registration.

In an effort to promote this valuable resource to Case Western Reserve alumni, the university has launched a new enewsletter, HealthyAlum. The monthly publication provides a select alumni audience with health and wellness news from some of the top experts in the country.

Additionally, the publication hosts exclusive quarterly online events where readers can log on and get their questions answered by a NetWellness doctor. The online sessions launched in March with a Q&A on colon cancer; the next session will be held this summer on skin cancer and sun exposure awareness.

 “We are delighted to offer this special resource to members of our Case Western Reserve community and provide direct access to the knowledge of our faculty,” said NetWellness Director Susan Wentz. “NetWellness features the great work being done here at CWRU and at our partner research institutions across the state.”

Healthy Alum launched after hearing interest from baby boomer-aged alumni in receiving health- and wellness-related information.

“We have such a great resource available to us on campus through our partnership with NetWellness, and we’re thrilled to be able to connect with our alumni and provide them with the valuable information they’re looking for,” said Lara Kalafatis, vice president of university relations.

Posted by: Emily Mayock, May 20, 2011 09:09 AM | News Topics:

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