Immunize Canada receives award for mobile app
May 28, 2015 (OTTAWA) – Immunize Canada’s ImmunizeCA mobile app has been recognized for an award by the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA). The Connected to the Community award honours organizations using wireless technology to improve the lives of Canadians.
“Immunize Canada is very grateful and honoured to receive this award, which recognizes the ImmunizeCA app as a valuable consumer tool for raising awareness and educating Canadians about the benefits of immunization,” Dr. Susan Bowles, Chair of Immunize Canada.
The award, which celebrates partnerships with community projects, educational, and R&D initiatives, was presented to organizations across the country to commemorate 30 years of cell phones in Canada.
“It is a unique pleasure for a public health association to receive an award from a telecommunications association,” said Ian Culbert, Executive Director of the Canadian Public Health Association. “This is evidence of the changing scope and practice of public health in Canada today.”
ImmunizeCA was developed through collaboration between the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA), Immunize Canada, and the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI) with funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada. It is available for iPhone, Android and Blackberry operating systems.
“The ImmunizeCA app demonstrates how a great partnership between CPHA, Immunize Canada and OHRI the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute has created a unique solution for managing health information,” said Dr. Kumanan Wilson, who is affiliated with The Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa. “This award also recognizes the potential impact this app may have on parents and children, public health and communities across Canada.”