Strengthen Your Educational Product Evaluation Process
The AADE Favorably Reviewed evaluation process is designed to evaluate, critique and improve educational products and materials targeting patients. Since 1997, health professionals, healthcare media, medical companies and diabetes organizations have used our evaluation process to enhance the quality and accuracy of their diabetes educational materials. Health professionals and patients use the AADE Favorably Reviewed logo to find products and information that they can trust.
Our expert peer-reviewers have evaluated and enriched printed materials, websites, videos, DVDs, and more.
About the Evaluation Process
A multidisciplinary team of diabetes educators who are actively practicing in the field will expertly review and critique your educational content. This team, including nurses, dietitians, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals, will identify inaccuracies, as well as suggest state-of-the-art references and resources to use for your material.
In addition to reviewing and scoring your products based on set guidelines, the review team also evaluates:
Accuracy of the diabetes information
Readability and grade level of printed materials (using the SMOG readability scale)
Cultural, gender and body type diversity
Appropriateness for target audience
Use of the Logo
AADE will provide you with an in-depth summary of the review team’s scores and comments including recommended changes to improve the quality and cohesiveness of your materials and mandatory corrections that must be made to receive the AADE Favorably Reviewed logo.
Once you have refined your product to meet the AADE Favorably Reviewed specifications listed in your unique summary, you will receive use of the AADE Favorably Reviewed logo.
Placement of the logo on product packaging, websites and other promotional materials will greatly enhance your visibility and marketing efforts.
Applying for the Program
For over 30 years leading companies and organizations have relied on the AADE Favorably Reviewed Logo. The AADE Favorably Reviewed evaluation process is appropriate for organizations and individuals interested introducing educational materials targeted to a patient, public or professional audience.
AADE does not review products or publications that endorse specific brands, or products or materials that are not of an educational nature.
The process begins with the submission of an application, application fee and seven samples of the product. Please allow 6 weeks for a complete review cycle.
For any questions about the AADE Favorably Reviewed evaluation process, or for personal assistance, contact:
Joanne Rinker, MS, RD, CDE, LDN, FAADE
AADE Director of Practice and Content Development