Akoya is the proud recipient of the PR Daily’s 2014 Nonprofit PR Award for Best Membership/Recruiting Campaign for its work on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Hospital Organ Donation Campaign, which enlists the help of hospitals nationwide to educate the public about organ donation and encourage people to register as organ, eye, and tissue donors. Akoya helped conceptualize the outreach campaign and recruit hospitals, organ procurement organizations, and national partners such as the American Hospital Association. Akoya also developed the communication materials, including a scorecard on which hospitals can record their organ donation awareness activities and later earn recognition from HHS and other national organizations. The hospital campaign is part of the Workplace Partnership for Life program administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration at HHS. The campaign, now in its fourth year, has added 327,815 organ donors to the national registry.
Akoya and partner A-G Associates were recently awarded a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Conference Planning Services Support. Multiple small businesses were awarded this 5-year BPA and Akoya and A-G Associates will bid on discreet tasks involving logistical planning and support for CMS meetings, seminars, workshops, and training sessions nationwide. CMS sponsors a variety of conferences each year, ranging in size from 25 to 1200 participants.