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Advice for Getting Started in Advocacy

The journey to begin advocacy can feel overwhelming. Many questions arise. How do I start? What do I say? Does anyone want to hear from me? We recently asked Social Health Network members to share their best first steps: “Let’s talk advocacy. For many, taking the first step to openly talk about what they’re going…

For Bob

Robert, always Bob, DeMarco passed away recently – and we have all lost a true patient leader, a tireless advocate, researcher, and supporter for Alzheimer's caregivers, a gifted author, and an inexhaustible speaker. [caption id="attachment_27822" align="alignright" width="300"] Spotted: Jack Barrette and Bob DeMarco (Alzheimer's Reading Room) catching up in Florida.[/caption] Bob never sought awards or…

Announcing the Inaugural Industry Honorees of the 10th Annual WEGO Health Awards

For 10 years, the nominees, finalists, and winners of the WEGO Health awards have brought to all who know them overwhelming inspiration and appreciation for making patient advocacy their mission. This year’s winners are no different and as incredible as ever. What set this year’s class apart from those prior is the addition of some…

Health Union Acquires WEGO Health

Combination establishes leading force in social health PHILADELPHIA — June 15, 2021 — Health Union, the leader in building online health solutions for people living with chronic conditions, today announced that it has acquired WEGO Health, the world’s largest network of patient leaders – advocates, community leaders, creators and influencers. Combining Health Union’s targeted scale…
Caregivers Awareness Month

At-Home Heroes: Celebrating National Family Caregiver Awareness Month

While 2020 has been marred by the imprint COVID-19 has left in its wake, it has also been a year of raising up those on the front lines fighting this devastating pandemic. We’re thanking first responders and medical professionals in a way we never have before, recognizing the sacrifices they all make daily to help…
WEGO Health Pauses Facebook Advertising

WEGO Health Pauses Facebook Advertising

WEGO Health’s Patient Leader members rely on social media, and Facebook especially, for their work supporting their patient communities. A few months ago, we polled our members about Facebook’s privacy issues, and 93% felt their connection to their Facebook patient communities was too important to abandon. But to keep those communities safe, Facebook needs to…
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