Month: January 2012


The Health Activist Awards Judging Criteria

It's almost time for us to announce the official Health Activist Award Winners. We's so excited to introduce these amazing folks - it's been hard to keep it a secret (in fact, Susan and I haven't even divulged the winners to the rest of the WEGO Health team). But it will be worth the wait.…

#HAchat Recap: Health Activists Define "Awareness"

For those of you who didn't tune in to yesterday’s fabulous #HAChat, the topic was “awareness.”  What does awareness mean to you and your community?  For many of Health Activists, spreading awareness is what made them open up about their disease. KatharineS84 said, "I'm excited for this topic because it's the main reason I started opening up about…

Today's #HAchat: Let's talk about "awareness"

A new year means a bunch of new opportunities to raise awareness for health conditions and communities. There are numerous health observances and "awareness months/weeks/days" or events that seek to do a bunch of different things (raise consciousness, funding, share research, and reduce stigma - among others.) But let's really look at the idea of…

Now Updated: Cancer & Your Bones Sharing Hub!

As we continue to strive to empower Health Activists and create features that appeal to you, WEGO Health is excited to announce our updated Sharing Hub – “Cancer & Your Bones.”   We heard your request! Based directly on Health Activist feedback, we have revamped our Sharing Hub, “Cancer & Your Bones”, to include easy…

Join a new Health Activist Panel on Multiple Sclerosis

Our goal at WEGO Health is to empower Health Activists and we find that our virtual insight panels are one of the most powerful means we have to connect Health Activists with one another. For those of you who have taken part in a WEGO Health Insight Panel, you know firsthand the power that comes…

Mistakes Patients Should Avoid When First Taking to the Web

  When reading this article "Social Media Marketing Mistakes to Avoid" I decided I wanted to write a version for patients in the online health space. I'd love to see what seasoned (and new) Health Activists would add to my list! What mistakes have you seen and how would you correct them?   Mistakes Patients…
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