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Awards and honors is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of all girls. We are delighted that over the years we have received recognition for our work. Some of our awards and honors are listed below.

  • was rated in the top 10 in the “news and information” category in the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) survey. ACSI is an independent survey of customer satisfaction across the United States.
  • The Teen Survival Guide won a National Health Information Award.
  • Twice, won the Aesculapius Award, an honor recognizing one health-related website each year. It comes from the Health Improvement Institute, an organization dedicated to America’s health care.
  • won a ClearMark Award for plain language writing.
  • was a gold medal winner in the Government Organizations category of the iNova Award for website excellence.
  • The Health Information Project rated a Top Teen Health website.
  • won a silver Summit Creative Award in the youth website category.

We also have lots of friends on Facebook and followers on Twitter — more than 340,000 and growing! You can join the crowd and like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

A shout out

Our greatest honor is when we hear from real girls about how much our site has helped them or who trust us with their questions. Please feel free to contact us.


Content last reviewed July 24, 2013
Page last updated October 31, 2013