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What is the National Health Information Awards and Who Enters the Competition?

The awards program, now celebrating its 25th anniversary, is the largest competition of its kind: it annually recognizes the nation’s best marketing, communications, educational materials, and programs for older adults. AARP, American Heart Association, CDC, CMS, Girl Scouts, Health Plans, Health Publishers, Hospitals and Health Systems, Staywell, Ladies Home Journal, NIH, March of Dimes, Mayo Clinic, Parents Magazine, Red Cross, State, Local & Federal Governments and Walgreens.

How are the winners recognized?

Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Merit certificates are awarded by class, division, and category. Winners also receive national recognition and a license to use the awards program logo for promotional use. A panel of consumer health experts review and score entries based on the review criteria listed on

How does the new online entry process work?

Submitting your entry information online is as easy as 1, 2, 3:
    • Review the entry guidelines
    • Complete the online entry form and print a copy of your e-mailed entry receipt
    • Send a copy of your e-mailed entry receipt along with a copy of your entry to:

    2018 National Health Information Awards
    c/o Health Information Resource Center
    328 West Lincoln Avenue, Suite 10
    Libertyville, IL  60048

    Late entries will be accepted March 10th-16th. The late entry fee is $75 per entry. (Some entry categories require an additional fee.) 

    Who Organizes the National Health Information Awards?

    The competition is organized by the Health Information Resource Center (HIRC), a clearinghouse for professionals who work in consumer health fields. Other well-known HIRC programs include the 19-year old Digital Health Awards, and National Women’s Health & Fitness Day.

    Where can I get more information?

    Call the Health Information Resource Center’s staff at 1-800-828-8225, or e-mail: