Welcome to the WEGO Health Awards
The WEGO Health Awards program was created to recognize and honor those making a difference in the online health community. It provides the opportunity for community members to thank and support the Patient Leaders and patient-centric initiatives they admire. Since its inception in 2011, the WEGO Health Awards have proven to be one of the best ways to connect the healthcare industry with top patient influencers. It is the only awards program that recognizes Patient Leaders across all condition areas and platforms, with over 2,000 nominations last year alone.
How it Works
May – August
Nominate the exceptional patient advocates, influencers and organizations who make a difference in the lives of patients and caregivers.
Who should you nominate? Think about the advocates you see leading FB groups and Twitter chats, presenting at conferences, collaborating with industry, publishing articles, podcasts and so much more! Don’t forget to nominate the companies working with these Patient Leaders as well.
July – August
Endorsements are a way to give nominees a visual show of support.
During this period, each nominee will receive an Endorsement badge to post on their social sites as well as a badge in their WEGO Health Awards profile. You’ll then be able to endorse the nominees with you support!
The top 3 endorsed nominees within each category become automatic finalists.
September – October
Our celebration will span two ceremonies allowing as many Patient Leaders to take part!
September 26-28th, we will host a virtual ceremony announcing the winners within each category. This ceremony will be held on Facebook.
Then in October, winners will be invited to an in-person celebration in October co-hosted by the Society of Participatory Medicine at the Connected Health Conference.
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Share Your Nomination
You’re invited to download a FREE WEGO Health Awards info kit full of tweets, Facebook posts, blogs and graphics to help share the celebration with your community. Download the Patient Leader WEGO Health Awards info kit HERE.
Share the WEGO Health Awards
We urge you to share the WEGO Health Awards with your friends, family, fans, followers, etc. Everyone is welcome to nominate and we want to make sure to recognize all the great leaders out there. Be sure to use the #WEGOHealthAwards hashtag.
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Join our Weekly WEGO Health Awards Facebook LIVE
Every Friday at 11 am ET we’ll be broadcasting LIVE with one of the 2017 WEGO Health Awards winners. Tune in to hear their tops tricks and best practices for a successful advocacy experience. Want a calendar reminder? Head on over to the WEGO Health Facebook Events Page to join the events.
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Support for Fellow Patient Leaders
Recognize the Patient Leaders you’ve collaborated with, follow or admire as a way to say thank you for their advocacy work and insights. With 16 award categories, there is truly something for everyone!
2017 WEGO Health Awards Celebration