WellCommons wins national Web award

Congratulations are in order for you — our WellCommons community.

Last week, the international EPPY Awards, which are presented by Editor & Publisher, honored the best media-affiliated websites in the country.

WellCommons won for Best Community Service on a Media-Affiliated Website with fewer than 250,000 unique monthly visitors.

Websites were judged on their content, browser compatibility, design, functionality, overall impression and usability.

WellCommons is unique because it taps directly into the most important resource in the community: community members. Specifically, those who have a vested interest in health care and wellness, and keeping Kansas healthy, vibrant and safe. Without the passion and dedication you have shown on WellCommons, it would not be the community resource it is.

While we love winning awards — who doesn’t? — the most gratifying thing for us is connecting with our neighbors and knowing that WellCommons truly is a community resource.

We couldn’t have done it without the hundreds of users who help make this online community so great, from posting recipes to participating in our polls. So thank you.

And big round of applause goes out to Karrey Britt, whose untold hours of reporting, writing and connecting with our community helps make WellCommons what it is.

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Lawrence Morgan 6 years, 10 months ago

This is wonderful. You have really worked well to receive this reward. WellCommons is a great site. I would like to see, however, more national and international subjects in the future.

Karrey Britt 6 years, 10 months ago

I am thrilled that this website has been recognized on a national level. A huge thanks to members of the Lawrence health community. You helped build this site from the ground up and continue to provide valuable feedback. This site would not be possible without all of those who participate in it. I am honored to be part of it.

jstevens 6 years, 10 months ago

Congratulations to the Lawrence and Douglas County community and health reporter Karrey Britt!! This is a real honor, and it's well deserved -- your commitment and energy made this site.

Also thanks to those former and current World Company staff members who developed, nurtured and/or actively supported WellCommons: Christian Metts, Ben Turner, Eric Holscher, Charlie Leifer, Ben Spaulding, James Bennett, Nick Lang, David Ryan, Jonathan Kealing, Edwin Rothrock, Alice Brewer, Monica Taylor, Jessica Schilling, Whitney Mathews, Randy Erickson, Dennis Anderson, Caroline Trowbridge, Brett Wright, Tony Berg, Ralph Gage and Dolph Simons Jr. Hope I've included everyone. It was a thrill to be part of this. I learned more than anyone could imagine, and hope to replicate it in this wonderfully snow-storm/ice-storm-free part of California.

(Jonathan: saw your FB post about the run you and Annie did in 14-degree-weather in Minneapolis. It's safe to say I'll never have to do that here.)

Marilyn Hull 6 years, 10 months ago

Congrats to eveyone at the World Co., especially Karrey Britt, who has been tireless in providing high quality health reporting. Thanks also to Jane Stevens for providing the vision and making it a reality. Well done!

Karrey Britt 6 years, 10 months ago

Thanks Marilyn for helping us build the site from the ground up. Your input and feedback is so valuable. I think you have made great strides in helping to make Lawrence a healthier community by leading the LiveWell Lawrence effort. Thanks for using WellCommons in your efforts to achieve that.

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