Category: WEGO Health


3 Tips for Advocacy of Instagram

I created @anxietysupport on November 12, 2012.  I was sitting on my mom’s couch in dire need of a supportive community of people who shared similar struggles. I had been in recovery for a little over a year from panic disorder with agoraphobia and was struggling immensely with anxiety and depression, so much so that…

Social POV: YouTube for Patient Engagement

YouTube entered the social media landscape in 2005 and quickly changed how we consume video. With over one billion users in 91 countries watching one billion hours of content daily, the reach of YouTube is in a league of its own. While most of us think of YouTube as a video-sharing platform, it is also…

Virtual Roundtable Recap: Reinventing Consumer Engagement in Chronic Care: How Peer Mentorship Can Impact Healthcare Delivery

Patient advocates and influencers have provided peer mentorship for years, but healthcare providers are only now starting to embrace the practice to support healthcare delivery. Julie Croner, WEGO Health’s Patient Leader Network Director, was recently featured on an expert panel convened by Shared Purpose Connect to look at the growing use of peer mentors in…

Top 3 Tips for Patients Facing a New Diagnosis

Facing a new diagnosis may bring fear, anxiety and a search on Dr. Google (only to reveal the worst possible scenarios of course). Fortunately, there are hundreds of patient communities and leaders online ready to embrace and support you as you begin your patient journey. WEGO Health Awards Best Kept Secret Patient Leader, Amber Wallace,…

5 Tips for Becoming a Patient Leader

  In the almost two years since I was introduced to WEGO Health, the exposure and assistance I have received is unmeasurable. Becoming a Patient Leader to better interact with our community has been nothing short of remarkable. I’ve been introduced to meeting many survivors here in the U.S. and around the world. To say…

Top 7 Facebook Tools To Help Grow Online Communities And Groups

As social media grows, it has become a recognized platform to reach people and communities across the world. Each day more individuals and organizations turn to Facebook to promote awareness, ideas, products and support. With over 2 billion users, Facebook has quickly become a pulpit to reach consumers, market ideas and products. So, it only…
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