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Getting to Know Our Social Health Network Members

The new Social Health Network (SHN) provides space to connect with other patient leaders. In August, we posted several prompts to the Social Health Network Facebook page to act as springboards for understanding one another and forming connections. Community members had many insights to share! How summer heat affects them One of the questions we…
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Let’s Look at Mental Health Myths + Facts

Mental health is inextricably tied to physical health. According to the Centers for Disease Control, mental health "includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices." 1 Patient advocacy is hard work, and it…
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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…
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