Announcing the finalists for the
2016 Advocating for Another Award…..
There are lots of reasons why Health Activists get involved in advocacy – but this particular group of advocates has a special inspiration: their loved one. Though these advocates may not personally experience a chronic health condition, they tirelessly raise awareness and have an up-close-and-personal perspective that is invaluable. They are caregivers: children of, siblings of, parents of, significant others of, or friends of patients – who work hard to make the world better for patients like their loved one. Not only do they dedicate their time caring for someone in-person, they also support others in the online health community through their blogs, sites, and social media presences. They truly prove that caregivers and parents need to be at the table alongside patients when it comes to changing healthcare for the better.