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Replay: Connexion Advocacy Crafting Session With Carolyn Rotella

Healthcare advocacy as a Health Leader is deeply meaningful work--it can also quickly lead to burnout. Crafting effective health advocacy strategies requires not only your expert knowledge as a patient, but also a commitment to making a meaningful impact on the lives of individuals and communities through purposeful advocacy efforts. In this Connexion session, Carolyn…
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Replay: Connexion Opening Session With Health Union’s Executive Team

Health Union hosted their 7th annual Connexion conference for Health Leaders on July 25th and 26th, 2023. Health Leaders from around the world joined virtually and connected, engaged, and learned from each other. The conference began with a welcome from Health Union's Executive Team. See what they had to say in the video below. Key…
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5 Reasons to Consider the Health Union Patient Leader Certification Program

In the realm of healthcare advocacy and patient empowerment, the role of Patient Leaders has gained significant importance. Patient Leaders play a crucial role in advocating for the needs and concerns of their respective communities. To enhance their skills, expand their knowledge, and amplify their impact, many Patient Leaders are looking for specialized programs to…
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A How-To Guide for Self-Advocacy

After the initial shock of a chronic or terminal illness diagnosis, questions arise. What does this mean? How do I manage the symptoms? Can I afford my treatments and appointments? It feels overwhelming. Learning to advocate for yourself is vital. Self-advocacy ensures you get the answers and care you need. Preparing for doctor visits Advocating…
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My Experience on the Patient Leadership Council

Editor's note: This article was written by Patient Leader Lisa Marie Basile, who writes and moderates on You can see Lisa's Social Health Network profile here, and read more of her articles on here. You can learn more about Health Union's Patient Leadership Council here. Applications for 2024 will open in October 2023!…
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What’s The Secret to Landing a Social Media Campaign?

Through the Social Health Network, you’ll be able to learn a lot about branding yourself as a professional Health Leader. We want you to have endless opportunities to play your part. We’re not going to limit you, and we hope you won’t feel the need to limit yourself. Think big As a Health Leader, you…
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