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May

ClearMark Award 2017 Winners

ClearMarkLogo_bw_300dpi-2Tuesday, May 9th, VisibleThread attended the 8th ClearMark Awards in Washington D.C. We were delighted to sponsor this important ceremony and to spend time with many other plain language enthusiasts!

The ClearMark Awards recognize the best examples of plain language communication. Here are the 2017 winners:

 

Grand ClearMark Winners

 

Grand ClearMark Award Winner – English

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – Planning for Retirement

 

Grand ClearMark Award Winner – Spanish

Center for Health Literacy, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences – How to Talk to Your Doctor HANDbook

 


 

Category Winners and Finalists

 

Category: Original Documents

Original Documents – Long

Winner: InJoy Health Education – Understanding Your Newborn Guide

Finalists

  • MAXIMUS Center for Health Literacy – Quick Guide to Health Insurance
  • catchfire – 2016 Health & Wellness Calendar
  • CommunicateHealth, Inc. – Understanding PTSD and PTSD Treatment Booklet
  • ThoughtForm, Inc – Philips Respironics CPAP Remote Setup Welcome Kits
  • The Haykel Group, LLC – Quick-Start Guide to Good Health

Original Documents – Short

Winner: March of Dimes – How long should I wait before getting pregnant again?

Finalists

  • catchfire – What’s Next Insert
  • IQ Solutions – Happiest Time poster
  • Health Literacy Media – Truman Medical Center Crisis Plan
  • The National Center for Environmental Health and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry – Radiation Thermometer
  • Partners & Simons – Blue Cross and Blue Shield Appropriate Site of Service Quick Reference Guide
  • Center for Motor Vehicle Safety, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Keep Workers Safe on the Road
  • U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Advanced Molecular Detection (AMD) Scientific Superheroes

Category: Before/After Documents

Before/After Documents – Long

Winner: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – Behind on Bills? Start With One Step

Finalists

  • Partners & Simons – Blue Cross and Blue Shield Service Benefit Plan Summary Book
  • Health Literacy Media – Baylor Rehabilitation Stroke Education: Your prescription for education and empowerment
  • Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac – Interactive Uniform Residential Loan Application (URLA)
  • Anthem, Inc. – 2016 Letter Transformation Project

Before/After – Short

Winner: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources – State Park Back-of-map Redesign

Finalists

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana – Information Technology Service Notifications
  • Minnesota Department of Natural Resources – State Park Rules Sign
  • Anthem, Inc. – Anthem Indiana Medicaid Member Website
  • Anthem, Inc. – Find a Doctor

Category: Websites

Websites – Long

Winner: CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Education Juridique Communautaire Ontario) – Steps in a Family Law Case

Finalists

  • Immigration Advocates Network – Immi.org
  • AARP – AARP Academy Work & Jobs Website

 

Websites – Short

Winner: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – Planning for Retirement

Finalists

  • CommunicateHealth – Radon Toolkit for Public Health Professionals
  • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services – Naturalization Eligibility Tool
  • The National Center for Environmental Health and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry – SoilSHOP (Soil Screening, Health, Outreach and Partners)

Category: Multimedia

Multimedia – Long

Winner: Emmi  – Health Insurance: What You Need to Know Emmi Program

Finalists

  • Anthem, Inc. – Anthem Medicare Advantage 2017 e-Welcome Kit
  • InJoy Health Education – Breastfeeding: The First Few Weeks
  • Anthem, Inc. – Healthie Selfie Challenge

 

Multimedia – Short

Winner: AARP – AARP Livable Communities Weekly e-Newsletter

Finalists

  • Cigna – Cigna: Your ACA Roadmap
  • Anthem, Inc. – Inside My Plan Medicare e-Newsletter

Category: Spanish

Winner: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Center for Health Literacy – How to Talk to Your Doctor HANDbook (Spanish)

Finalists

  • Emmi – La nutrición para toda la familia
  • March of Dimes – ¿Cuanto tiempo debo esperar antes de quedar embarazada otra vez?