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Vida Health Communications, Inc. to Be Honored as Tibbetts Award Winner

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Vida Health Communications, Inc. of Cambridge, MA has been selected as one of the winners of the 2007 Tibbetts Awards by the Small Business Technology Council. Lisa McElaney, President and Co-founder of the health and education media advocacy company, will receive the award on Oct. 10 at the Westin Washington, located at 1400 M Street NW in Washington, D.C.

Named for Roland Tibbetts -- the person acknowledged as the father of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program -- these prestigious, national awards are made annually to those small firms, projects, organizations and individuals judged to exemplify the very best in SBIR achievement. Vida Health is one of 55 companies in the U.S. to receive this award, selected from over 4,000 companies that receive contract and grants under the SBIR Program each year.

Vida Health Communications, Inc. specializes in producing innovative and highly tailored media approaches to critical public health problems. Vida's numerous contributions to the field of public health shape current care-giving practices for populations-at-risk and clinicians who care or them. In November 2006, Vida received the C. Everett Koop Surgeon General's Award, a special recognition for outstanding achievement in health education, at the International Health and Medical Media Festival. The honor came for Focus on the Brain, Vida's recent SBIR-funded DVD program which illuminates emerging research related to brain development in preterm infants. Vida is the recipient of 105 similar awards.

The complete list of winners can be found at

For more information contact Lisa McElaney of Vida Health Communications at 617-549-5506 or 617-864-4334 x 15 or Jere Glover with the Small Business Technology Council at 202-662-9700.

Since its inception in 1995, SBTC ( has played a crucial role in promoting congressional legislation and federal regulations that aid small, technology-based companies -- including re-authorization of the SBIR program.

Winner Contact information:

Name: Lisa McElaney

Title: President/Principal Investigator

Phone Number: 617-549-5506

E-mail Address:

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