Category: WEGO Health


Watch Now: How to Identify, Prevent, and Treat Burnout

As a patient leader, it’s easy to get burned out; and burnout, unidentified & untreated, can become something more severe, like depression. So how do we identify burnout? What can we do to treat it? And how might we prevent getting burned out in the future? In honor of Mental Health Month this May, Dr.…

Five Things Organizations Should Know About Patient Partnerships

When it comes to advocacy, patient leaders are essential and provide a unique perspective. Whether representing the needs of the community, contributing valuable insights, or inspiring new ideas, patient leaders’ impact is always transformative. At Health Union, we’re passionate about bridging the gap between industry and patient leaders, so that we can transform healthcare and…

Newly Released: The Healing Power of Storytelling

"When an illness forces you to reconsider your entire life, you inevitably have questions, and many of these questions can only be answered by people who have lived under the same conditions." Fortunately, the online health community offers patients and caregivers a place of support, education, and empowerment - people who get it. "It turns…

World Rare Disease Day Patient Panel

In honor of World Rare Disease Day, the Patient Leader Network sat down with fellow rare disease patient leaders Jenica Leah, Meridith O’Connor, and Jessica Hanson to discuss the importance of resiliency, managing your own care, story sharing, and raising awareness to support the rare disease community. [su_youtube url="https://youtu.be/pNpssoeq9sc" width="800" height="560"] Key Takeaways We had…

10 Ways to Avoid Patient Leader Advocacy Burnout

Nowadays, when it comes to being a patient leader, and a builder of online communities, it can be difficult to stay afloat amidst all of the content and the pressure to be constantly available online. It's natural to want to support other patients, to share your story to make a positive impact, and to be…

Eight Steps to Elevate Your Advocacy

A new year brings fresh avenues for advocacy: new collaboration opportunities, new initiatives to launch, and even new organizations to build. We're humbled and honored to be a part of the patient journey, and we can't wait to see what the community accomplishes this year. Along the way, we'll be here to support your goals,…
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