Nominations Open for WEGO Health’s Fourth Annual Health Activist Awards: Patient Influencers to Be Recognized For Leadership

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The Fourth Annual WEGO Health Activist Awards launched this week. The WEGO Health Activist Awards program is an opportunity for patient influencers to connect with one another, raise awareness for their conditions and be recognized for the difference they have made in other patients’ lives.

WEGO Health, a network of over 100,000 patient influencers, announced today that nominations are open for its Fourth Annual Health Activist Awards program. The WEGO Health Activist Awards celebrate the men and women who are leaders in their online health communities making a difference in the lives of patients and caregivers.

“The WEGO Health Activist Awards is an incredible opportunity for Health Activists to acknowledge each other for their hard work and dedication to their communities,” said Vice President, Susan Mees. “WEGO Health wants to empower Health Activists any way we can. What better way to do so than by having them recognize each other?”

Health Activists are the online health discussion group leaders, the bloggers and tweeters, and Facebook mavens, whose grassroots passion connects and moves their thousands of health community members every day. WEGO Health created the Awards’ 14 categories around this online activism; the categories help identify the most prominent platforms, tools and tactics Health Activists use.

Once nominated, Health Activists have the opportunity to create their own Nominee Profile, where they can connect with and endorse other nominated Health Activists. A dedicated Judging Panel, made up of Health Activists and Industry leaders, will choose the winners in April 2015.

“Sometimes in a sea of activism, it is hard for others to hear one tiny voice,” said Irritable Bowel Syndrome Health Activist Kelly. “Having a group of people that want to build one another up and help others to speak up and voice concerns about their conditions is one of the most important pieces of advocacy. One tiny voice can start a movement, but with the support of others who are willing to listen to and spread the message, we have built an entire community of support & encouragement.”

WEGO Health
WEGO Health is a health social network of more than 100,000 patient influencers, built from the ground up for the community leaders, bloggers, and tweeters who are actively involved in health online. WEGO Health is a platform for committed patient leaders to grow their communities, foster new relationships, gain access to helpful resources and collaborate with the health industry. WEGO Health connects companies to millions of active health consumers by activating its network of trusted patient influencers.

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