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Congressman Reyes Encourages National Distribution of SPRY Guide on Evaluating Health Information on the World Wide Web to Hispanic and Other Minority Communities

Left to right: Barbara Kennelly, Cong. Silvestre Reyes, Russell Morgan, Ann Benbow and Denise Benoit
Left to right: Barbara Kennelly, Cong. Silvestre Reyes, Russell Morgan, Ann Benbow and Denise Benoit

WASHINGTON, DC - July 12, 2002
On June 27, 2002, Congressman Silvestre Reyes (D-16-TX), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, met with Barbara Kennelly, President of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, and Dr. Russell E. Morgan, Jr., President of the SPRY (Setting Priorities for Retirement Years) Foundation, the research and education arm of the National Committee, to discuss the importance of a new SPRY publication: Evaluating Health Information on the World Wide Web, available in both English and Spanish.

Congressman Reyes was pleased with the efforts to prepare Hispanic families to identify accurate and reliable health information on the WWW. "The Congressional Hispanic Caucus has long worked to close the digital divide between the Hispanic community and the rest of America. It is reassuring to see organizations such as SPRY reaching out to the Hispanic Community. This guide, and especially its checklist, is a first step in helping families seeking health information."

The SPRY Guide, developed by Dr. Ann Benbow, not only discusses how to find accurate health information, but also provides readers with references to key health information web sites. The guide is available on SPRY's web site www.spry.org at no cost, in both "html" and "pdf" formats for both the Spanish and English versions.

The SPRY Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit research and education operating foundation. Its mission is to help people age successfully, and its programs focus on four inter-related areas: health and wellness; mental health; financial security; and intellectual pursuits. SPRY believes all people have the basic right to achieve the highest quality of life as they age. The Foundation is supported by private and government grants.

For further information contact:
Denise Benoit
(202) 216-8461

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