Agency Also Received Honors for its Campaign with The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt

WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 22, 2018 – JPA Health Communications, an independent, full-service communications agency, was honored during the Public Relations Society of America – National Capital Chapter’s 50th Thoth Awards as Large PR Agency of the Year. The agency won the Thoth Award for its approach and commitment to helping people live healthier lives.

The Thoth Awards recognize excellence in more than 30 categories of public relations, including Large PR Agency of the Year. This award recognizes an outstanding PR firm for exceptional growth and accomplishments during 2017.

“Health communications can be challenging given the complex science, the onerous regulations, the fierce competition and the endless attacks on industry,” said Carrie Jones, principal of JPA. “Yet, our staff chose this profession due to a deep desire to contribute to society, scientific advancement and human development. It’s because of our staff that our agency has, and continues to, thrive while creating a culture focused on contributing to the greater good.”

At the awards ceremony, JPA was also recognized in collaboration with The Center for Eating Disorders (CED) at Sheppard Pratt with an Award for Excellence for Websites for its Let’s Check In campaign. Through the website and digital campaign, JPA helped CED increase knowledge of eating disorder signs, symptoms and treatment options; and equip people to have supportive “check in” conversations.

“We greatly appreciate JPA’s guidance and creativity in developing a cause campaign that challenges stereotypes about eating disorders and shines light on risk factor behaviors that too often go unnoticed,” said Harry Brandt, MD, co-founder of CED. “It’s not always easy to find a communications partner who can navigate healthcare complexities, embrace medical nuances and create a campaign that’s still attention-grabbing and effective. We couldn’t be more pleased with the direction of the final campaign and have seen positive reputational impact as a result.”

About JPA Health Communications

JPA Health Communications is an independent, full-service communications agency. Our exclusive focus on health means that our life science, nonprofit and federal clients can count on a team with experience and perspective to deliver results. At JPA, we share our clients’ commitment to improving and protecting lives. This ideology inspires our work. It pushes us to combine data and heart to go deeper and see beyond the obvious. We invite you to learn more by contacting one of our offices: Washington, DC, Boston, and London.