Project Research Findings – Website Comparison

8 02 2010

Project Research Findings 4

One of a site which is also a non profit organization that helps treat various addictions is Hazelden Foundation (www.hazelden.org). It can be a prototype for National Addiction Management Services (NAMS).

Hazelden Foundation is a non profit organization which offers help to addiction treatment for adults and youth, which includes both extended care and intermediate care, as well as outpatient treatment, aftercare services and a family program.

Comparing the two of them, NAMS and Hazelden, Hazelden has a much better web presence as they are using web 2.0 technologies. Their website also have links which leads to many of their personal social networking sites.  They have a blog which is a place for them to discuss addiction, treatment and recovery. They also have their own corporate YouTube Channel, a Twitter account where they tweet their latest news and updates and a FaceBook group. Besides having social media tools, they also have daily updated information for people to look at and their website also has application forms where people could apply to become volunteers and could receive additional benefits. They also have videos in their site where people can view it and have a minute tour of what the organization provides.

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