January 26, 2009 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Diabetes in the 21stCentury training modules produced collaboratively by the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center (UNM HSC), the New Mexico Association for Home and Hospice Care (NMAH&HC), the New Mexico Medical Review Association (NMMRA), and the New Mexico Health Care Takes on Diabetes (NMHCTOD) has been awarded a Gold Award in the Ava Awards 2008 competition and an Honorable mention in the 2008 MarCom Competition. The Ava Awards is an annual international awards competition that recognizes outstanding achievement in marketing, communications, public relations and other media and communication related professions. More than 2,200 entries were received from throughout the United States, Canada and several other countries. The MarCom Awards is an international creative competition that recognizes outstanding achievements by marketing and communication professionals. Entries are judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professional (AMCP). AMCP recognizes organizations who contribute their talents to public service and charitable organizations. More than 5,000 entries were received from United States and several foreign countries. About 10 percent of the entries won the MarCom Honorable Mention