May 19, 2010
By: Alvaro Fernandez
Important reminder: members of the Judging Panel will recognize the Finalists and the 3 Winners in an Awards Ceremony Call on Monday, noon-1pm Pacific Time.
In order to participate in the call:
- Members of the Press can register, free: Here (serious bloggers can apply too)
- Anyone else can register ($25): Here
Out of the 40 organizations that submitted entries to the inaugural 2010 Brain Fitness Innovation Awards, the 10 Finalists (ordered by approximate age of end user population, from younger to older) are:
Arrowsmith School offers a comprehensive suite of cognitive programs for students with learning disabilities, targeting 19 areas of the brain most commonly involved in learning. The Arrowsmith Program, which originated in Toronto, is now offered in schools in Canada and the US.
USA Hockey, Inc., is the National Governing Body of the sport of ice hockey in the United States. With a membership of nearly 600,000 players, coaches, officials and volunteers that span all 50 states, USA Hockey seeks to promote the growth of hockey and provide the best possible experience for all participants by encouraging, developing, advancing and administering the sport.
Nationwide, based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest and strongest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the U.S. and is rated A+ by A.M. Best. The company provides a full range of personalized insurance and financial services, including including auto and life insurance, pensions, health and productivity services, and more.
University Behavioral HealthCare (UBHC) was established in 1971 as a division of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) and is one of the largest providers of behavioral healthcare services in the country.
Allstate (NYSE: ALL) is the nation’s largest publicly held personal lines insurer. Allstate is reinventing protection and retirement to help individuals in approximately 17 million households protect what they have today and better prepare for tomorrow.
The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has a mission to identify problems, foster research that seeks solutions, and disseminate information and educational materials that promote good safety practices.
Saint Luke’s Brain and Stroke Institute, part of Saint Luke’s Health System in Kansas and Missouri, covers the entire spectrum of care including acute intervention, prevention of complications, secondary prevention and neurorehabilitation.
Oakland Unified School District has a mission to ensure that all students graduate as caring, competent, and critical thinkers, as well as fully-informed, engaged, and contributing citizens, prepared to succeed in college and career. Adult and Career Education services empower adults through through education and training.
The Mental Health Association of Rockland County, in New York State, is a non-profit organization with a mission to prevent mental illness and foster mental wellness through community outreach, direct service and advocacy for legislation and programs.
SCAN Health Plan has been focusing for more than 30 years on the unique needs of people with Medicare and is now the country’s fourth largest not-for-profit Medicare Advantage plan. The company currently has nearly 120,000 members in California and Arizona.
What are these organizations doing in order to be recognized as Finalists of the 2010 Brain Fitness Innovation Awards? Which among them will be the 3 Winners? Stay tuned…answers on Monday.