Category: Patient Leader Webinars

Webinar Replay: Freelance Consultants & the Gig Economy: Tips to Optimize Success

When it comes to your health, we believe you are the Expert. We also believe healthcare has a lot to learn from you as the patient. Which is why we introduced, WEGO Health Experts.

At its core, WEGO Health Experts brings the “sharing economy” to health care.  The Experts platform is designed to showcase your professional strengths and patient expertise as a blended skillset, delivering unique value to clients!

So if you are ready to start getting paid for the value you can provide the industry, join us, along with consultants and clients from WEGO Health Experts, as we dive into strategies and tips to:

– Optimize your success as a healthcare freelance consultant in today’s gig economy
– Submit successful proposals
– Conduct business and interact with clients effectively
– Maximize your potential using the Experts platform
– Much more

Presented by WEGO Health’s Kym Martin, VP of Client & Talent Strategy, and Julie Cerrone, Patient Leader Network Director, this in-depth webinar will set you up to soar.

Kym is a nationally-recognized patient Expert, speaker and leader named as one of 15 Disruptive Women to Watch in 2015. Diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, melanoma (2x!) and breast cancer, Kym leverages 30+ years of cancer survivorship expertise, 20+ years of wellness practice and 10+ years of business development success to advance innovative solutions to benefit patients, caregivers and healthcare stakeholders. Kym leads efforts to ensure the WEGO Health Experts digital platform is the “go-to” DIY solution for healthcare clients to recruit, hire and strategically collaborate with outstanding patient and caregiver Experts on an array of freelance consulting projects. Kym is a proud member of the Walking Gallery of Healthcare. Off hours, she enjoys family fun, fitness, golf and honing her craft as a voice over artist.

Webinar Replay: An Anthropologic Look Into Online Patient Communities

As previously presented at SXSW.

From the beginning, the Internet has allowed patients and caregivers to create online communities that provide something offline communities cannot. In the case of rare genetic disorders, it is a chance to connect with others who know what you are facing; in the case of debilitating disease, a chance to talk openly with others who know what it is like to live in an able-bodied society. The same way that deaf communities sprung up independently and without formal impetus throughout the world, online communities lack formal institutional structures, and come in a number of shapes and sizes, with different cultural norms, interactional rules, and languages.

Anthropology and linguistics, as sciences focusing on society and communication, are ideally suited to unpack and understand these communities. We explore real-world examples of online health-related communities, the belief structures of groups, the fault-lines that exist, and what these analyses tell us about the real-world needs and experiences of community members.

Don’t Miss!

  • Discover the difference between online communities and online health communities. Hint: Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs 
  • Explore the characteristics of communities- both structurally and virtually- and how the two can help draw analysis
  • Learn what a community of practice is and the 3 crucial defining components
  • Plus Fun Fact: Watch this webinar and you’ll be 2 degrees away from Matt Damon! (Unfortunately not in the same community of practice!)


And of course, don’t forget to update (or create) your WEGO Health account.

More questions? We’d love to help! Shoot us any questions you have and we’ll be sure to answer at

Follow WEGO Health on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram for the latest updates!


Brad is the Director of Medical Anthropology at Havas Health and You, an integrated global network of health and wellness communications agencies. He has been studying medical culture for over 20 years. He received his doctorate in linguistics from Stanford University in 1998, examining the experiences and processes in place for multilingual patients in a large public hospital, and since then he has focused on doctor-patient dialogue and medical anthropology in numerous settings, including hospitals, multicultural clinics, and patient’s homes.  Check out Brad’s Linkedin and Researchgate.


Webinar: How To Be An Empowered Advocate

You were just told that you or a loved one has a health condition or a disability – now what do you do?

Once you get over the denial phase of the diagnosis, only then can you start advocating. Only then can you begin to look for the best healthcare providers, to provide the best quality of care. So how do you become an empowered advocate? 


Webinar: Using Podcasts to Empower Your Voice

Have you ever considered hosting a podcast? Maybe you’re wondering what the advantages of podcasting are? Perhaps what equipment you will need? Or maybe you just want to know where to start!

Well then this webinar is for you! Join podcast pro Shane Schulz as he offers his best tips and practices for creating your very own podcast.



Webinar Replay: Health Blogging 101

Who’s starting a blog but doesn’t know where to start? We welcome new patient leaders to the online health community, but we know it can be overwhelming to start advocating.

What platform to choose?

Where to buy a domain?

How to create the perfect blog name?

It’s a lot!

Join the WEGO Health Network team as we walk you through the health blogging basics in Blogging 101. You’ll be up and running in no time!

Don’t miss!

  • WordPress, Blogger, Wix, Tumblr?! What’s the best platform to get started? We’ll guide you through our top 3 picks and help you pick the right choice for YOU.
  • The perfect blog title can be tough to come up with, we’ve provided a variety of examples and brainstorming ideas to help get the creative juices flowing!
  • What happens once you create your blog? We offer our top tips to get your blog up and running- and noticed!


Ready To Learn More About WEGO Health?

I’m ready to work with a Patient Leader

Send this to friend