Welcome to the WEGO Health Awards

Recognizing Patient Leaders that are making a positive impact

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.



The virtual celebration begins in . . .




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. Please note nominations are now closed.


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. Check out the Nominee Directory to endorse your favorites. Please note endorsements are now closed.


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 during the Connected Health Conference.


2018 WEGO Health Awards Timeline

Announcing the Finalists

Our network judging panel will go through over 4,000 nominations to select semi-finalists and finalists of this year’s WEGO Health Awards. Finalists will be announced Wednesday, September 5th.

Finalists will be notified via email and announced on the WEGO Health blog and social channels. Please note, the finalists are selected in one of two ways:

  1. First, the top three endorsed nominees within an award category automatically move on as a finalist.
  2. The subsequent two finalists are selected by our judging panelists. Finalists will be selected based on their relevance to that particular award, and the information you provide will help determine their likelihood to win.
View the Nominee Directory


Determining the Winners

Once the top five finalists in each award category have been selected, we move into the second round of judging. Top industry experts convene to review the five finalists based on their use of social media, their fit for the award for which they’ve been nominated, and how effectively they engage their online community.

Judges score individually, and then WEGO Health tallies these scores to identify the winners. No one knows the winners until we make the announcement at our annual WEGO Health Awards Ceremony.

View the finalists judging panel.


Announcing the Winners

The winners of the 2018 WEGO Health Awards will be announced during our virtual celebration September 26-28th. This online celebration with span across all social media platforms, allowing Patient Leaders from across the globe to participate. Be sure to join our daily Facebook Lives, Twitter Chats, giveaways & more!

View the Schedule of Events




Prize Pack & Live Celebration

The winners will then be invited to an in-person honorary celebration during the Connected Health Conference in October. Winners will receive:

  • $500 travel stipend
  • General admission pass to the Connected Health Conference
  • Invite to industry networking & reception meet up on October 17th
  • Award Plaque given during the honorary ceremony


2017 WEGO Health Awards Celebration

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