For his dedication to changing the trajectory
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The Spirit of the HME Humanitarian Awards
HEALTHCARE MARKETER'S EXCHANGE gives voice to the personal stories of the members of the healthcare marketing community. For several years, we have published an inspiring and informative annual charity issue that spotlights acts and services performed either by a company or individual in an effort to heal, encourage, empower, and otherwise positively impact a fellow human being or community. In this spirit, we are presenting the 2nd Annual HME Company and Individual Humanitarian Awards.

To recognize both an individual and company who make a positive impact on the welfare of humankind through their contributions, time, actions, and dedication.

Humanitarian service is defined as actions beyond the responsibilities of one’s profession that have helped to improve the welfare of humankind, including significant contributions benefiting an individual and/or one’s community, state, nation, or people of other nations. (For the purposes of the HME Humanitarian Awards, a person or company performing charitable activities directly related to business conducted by an individual or company will not be eligible.)

HME Personal Humanitarian Award – This award is present to an individual who:

  • Dedicates time, energy, and effort to take care of others.
  • Impacts and improves the well-being of another/others who are underserved, disabled, impoverished, ill, or otherwise in need of a helping hand.

HME Company Humanitarian Award – This award is presented to a company that:

  • Cultivates a culture of giving back to individuals and/or communities by harnessing the talents and efforts of their employees to do good for another/others.
  • Demonstrates focused effort to benefit, enhance, improve the well-being of an individual or group of individuals.
  • Gives to an individual or community not for recognition or a reputation of good will, but with a sincere desire to better the life/lives of another/others.

The nominee must be currently employed in the healthcare marketing industry, including pharma companies, ad agencies, or service suppliers.

A committee of judges will determine the winners by evaluating the entries anonymously in keeping with a common understanding of the HME Award criteria.

Submitted stories may be included in the November issue of HEALTHCARE MARKETER’S EXCHANGE, both in our hard copy and online magazine editions, as well as through social media platforms. Winners will receive a $1,000 check assigned to their charity of choice.


We're honoring those who dedicate their time and energy to doing good for others.
The HME Humanitarian Awards