Category: Patient Leader Network


Gaucher’s Patient Leader #FollowFriday – June 29th, 2018

This week we're featuring three Patient Leaders in the Gaucher's Disease community. Never heard of Gaucher's? That's not surprising considering it affects between 1 in 50,000 and 1 in 100,000 people. Less than 1 percent of the population in the U.S. are carriers for type 1 Gaucher's disease, which is pronounced "go-shays." Considering how rare Gaucher's can be, we're…

IBD Patient Leader #FollowFriday – June 22nd, 2018

The Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) community had a big showing in last year's WEGO Health Awards, in fact, there were quite a few Crohn's and ulcerative colitis patients that walked away winners! There are approximately 10 million people living with IBD worldwide, and we're here to showcase just a few today, showing you all the…

Postpartum Depression Patient Leader #FollowFriday – June 8th, 2018

It is estimated that the reported rate of clinical postpartum depression among women is between 10%-20% of all live births, which is a lot of moms and yet so many moms wait a significant amount of time to seek help, if ever. PPD is topic that we are starting to see more often in the news, but…

How The WEGO Health Awards Work

Originally coined the “WEGO Health Activist Awards,” the WEGO Health Awards were created to embody the mission of WEGO Health: To empower Patient Leaders. We connect with countless patient advocates, influencers, and experts who are helping others and transforming healthcare – often without any formal recognition. Since the WEGO Health Patient Leader Network is centered…

#PatientLeader Webinar: HealtheVoices18 Recap – Top Tips & Takeaways

HealtheVoices18 has come and gone - but the hype isn’t over yet! HealtheVoices is a conference focused on bringing together Patient Leaders who represent a wide variety of health conditions, experience levels, and backgrounds. The conference strives to bring a diverse group of attendees each year, fostering an environment of engaging and insightful conversations. Join…

Patient Leader #FollowFriday – June 1st, 2018

It's time to celebrate! The WEGO Health Awards opened this week and the nominations are rolling in. The WEGO Health team is very excited as our Awards program enables us to meet so many Patient Leaders each year. Last year, we met the following three advocates. They serve three very unique communities, but all have…
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