Patients Rising Announces Print and Online Distribution Partnership with Cancer Connect and Women Magazine

Patients Rising Announces Print and Online Distribution Partnership with
Cancer Connect and Women Magazine

Washington D.C. / Sun Valley ID, — OMNI Health Media, a leading multimedia publisher of health-related information produced specifically for consumers and Patients Rising, a new patient advocacy organization formed to fight for patient access to vital therapies, announced a partnership in both the CancerConnect.com online cancer portal and community and in the nationwide print publication, WOMEN.

“Omni Health Media content programming reaches more than 500,000 cancer patients per month, and Patients Rising is already benefiting on day one from access to this special universe and targeted audience,” said Terry Wilcox, Cofounder and Executive Director of Patients Rising.

“Patients Rising will deliver inspired video content around access, innovation and treatment information from both scientific and patient conferences around the globe, enhancing the experience for the more than 200,000 visitors to CancerConnect.com each month,” said Charles Weaver, MD, CEO of Omni Health Media. “Our current video programming consists of a library of hundreds of videos as well as our ongoing series, Web Chats With the Experts, and adding the Patients Rising video capability allows us to provide even more content to our ever-expanding audience.”

Patients Rising will also produce a weekly blog for CancerConnect.com providing important information patients need to access the care they need. Published quarterly, WOMEN Magazine will also feature an exclusive column from Patients Rising each issue.

About OMNI Health Media: OMNI Health Media (http://omnihealthmedia.com) is a leading specialty publisher providing health-related information with an emphasis on cancer and online applications and websites specifically for consumers. Established in 1996, OMNI develops and distributes multi-media health education content and programming for a variety of disease areas, including cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, gastroenterology, and women’s health. OMNI supplies educational content and programming to Advocacy Groups like the Susan B Komen and over 2,200 physicians for use on cancer center and clinic websites, including CancerConnect.com, the leading social media application in oncology, which is used by Dana Farber, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Roswell Park and other leading cancer centers and clinics. Overall OMNI’s award-winning content programs reach over one million seekers of cancer information in English, Japanese, and Spanish each month. For more information contact chweaver@omnihealthmedia.com

About Patients Rising: Patients Rising (http://www.patientsrising.org) was formed by experienced patient advocates Terry Wilcox, former Executive Director of Vital Options International, and Jonathan Wilcox, a veteran of national government affairs, public policy development and a university professor. Through interviews, blogs and panel discussions with experts, patients and advocates, Patients Rising will provide critical support for medical innovation to meet the growing needs of patients blocked by barriers to new, life-changing diagnostics and therapeutics. The organization will focus on ensuring that the patient voice is heard, access to new therapies is paramount, and the pipeline of progress is streamlined.