Category: Patient Leader Network


10th Annual WEGO Health Awards | How it Works

In 2011, the WEGO Health Awards were created to embody the mission of WEGO Health: to empower patient leaders. Considering the WEGO Health Patient Leader Network is centered around these healthcare transformers, we knew it was up to us to celebrate their accomplishments. From this need to celebrate the leaders who make a difference, the…

5 Creative Ways Lupus Patient Leaders Are Raising Awareness

Here are 5 lupus patient leaders channeling their artistic talents into advocacy: Living la vida lupus can be all-consuming — from doctor’s appointments and treatments, to unpredictable flares and complications related to this autoimmune disease. Despite the challenges of navigating a lupus diagnosis, there are patients who are using their creativity and health experiences to…

How Our Health Community Can Improve Systemic Racism

Looking to better understand how you can fight racism and disparities within the health space? In this webinar replay, hosted by patient leader Monique Gore-Massy, you’ll gain a historical perspective on how current gaps in the US healthcare system came to exist. More importantly, you’ll walk away with actionable items for how you can continue…
International Women's Day WEGO Health

The Women of WEGO Health

Today is International Women’s Day – so I decided to take a look at what that really means. I was about 60 seconds into a Google search when I saw one of those pre-loaded search queries: “Why do we need International Women’s Day?” SMH. Google, of course, dutifully answered, quoting an obscure but spot-on source…

Announcing the 2021 WEGO Health Patient Leader Advisory Board

Each year, the WEGO Health Awards help us uncover the top patient leaders of the online health community. This unique process relies heavily on input from thousands of patient communities and a hundred experts in the healthcare industry. So who better to guide us this next year than our WEGO Health Awards winners? The WEGO…

Presenting the 9th Annual WEGO Health Awards Winners

Each day, there are thousands of patients and caregivers sharing their health stories, raising awareness, and inspiring others to keep fighting for their health. Unfortunately, too often their incredible impact goes unnoticed, which is precisely why we created the WEGO Health Awards. It's our mission to empower the patient voice, and that includes shining a…
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