Aesculapius Award Program
- Aesculapius Award is named for the ancient Greek god of healing. The award is intended to encourage excellence in health communications by challenging producers of health-related World Wide Web sites and PSAs to meet Aesculapius Award standards and to enter the annual Aesculapius Award competition.
- Aesculapius Award recognizes organizations that have provided health information to the public through the use of World Wide Web (WWW) sites or television or radio public service announcements (PSAs).
- The first Aesculapius Award for PSAs was given in 1992; that for WWW sites, in 1997.
- Aesculapius Award is funded from the Health Improvement Institute's general funds and by award entry fees.
- There is a nominal entry fee for each World Wide Web site or PSA entered into the competition to help the Institute to
defray the cost of holding the annual competition.