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

The awards program, now in its 26th year, is the largest competition of its kind: it annually recognizes the nation’s consumer health programs and materials. Recent winners include AARP, American Heart Association, CDC, CMS, Girl Scouts, Health Plans, Health Publishers, Hospitals and Health Systems, health plans, 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 judging criteria.

How does the 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:

    2019 National Health Information Awards
    c/o Health Information Resource Center
    328 West Lincoln Avenue, Suite 10
    Libertyville, IL  60048

    Standard entries will be accepted February 23rd-March 29th ($65/entry). Late entries will be accepted March 30th-April 5th ($75/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 21st annual Digital Health Awards, and 18th annual 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: