Category: Patient Leader Network


Your Patient Voice Deserves a Paycheck, and Here’s What to Charge

Time and time again, we hear the question, “How much should I charge for my patient advocacy expertise?” It’s an ongoing and worthy debate for patient leaders in the health space. But before we determine how much to charge for our services, we first need to understand the following: What type of service are you…

15 Things to Consider When Discussing Mental Illness

Millions of individuals are living with a mental illness around the world, and yet, these conditions are too frequently considered taboo and misunderstood. Thankfully, patient leaders are stepping up to the challenge to erase the stigma behind mental illness for good! To recognize Mental Illness Awareness Week, we asked the Patient Leader Network what they…

Presenting the 10th Annual WEGO Health Awards Winners

After a decade of the WEGO Health Awards, we continue to be starstruck by the compassion, dedication, and leadership of the patient leader community. Created to honor the efforts of patients and caregivers, the WEGO Health Awards offer an annual recognition of those supporting patient communities and creating change on the industry level. With over…

Workshop: Getting Your Health Writing Published

Do you want to see your writing in magazines? Would you like to receive a check for what you write? If your goal is to share your patient leader lessons and get paid for them, this is the workshop for you. In this webinar replay, patient leader and freelance writer Rebecca Chamaa and writing instructor…

What is a ‘Patient Leader’?

We all have physical and mental health. Which means at some point in our lives, we’ve probably found ourselves in a doctor’s office waiting for our own or our loved one’s name to be called. And whether you identify as a “patient” or not, you or someone close to you likely fits the definition of…

Health Equity For All: Why it Matters & How to Take Action

As patient leaders, it’s impossible to represent our communities without understanding and promoting health equity for all members. Ensuring that every patient has the chance to access and receive the care, support, and resources they need to navigate their health is an essential part of patient advocacy. While Minority Health Month may have been in…
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