Category: Patient Leader Network


9 Cancer Survivors Igniting Hope & Change Through Advocacy

In 2020, more than 1.8 million individuals were diagnosed with cancer in the United States alone according to the National Cancer Institute. With every new diagnosis, a new cancer survivor emerges -- someone who is living with, through, or beyond their disease. National Cancer Survivors Month, held each year during the month of June, encourages…

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…

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…
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