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HealtheVoices 2019: A Little Heart Can Do Big Things

HealtheVoices 2019: A Little Heart Can Do Big Things

HealtheVoices, what an event?! This past weekend, Janssen presented its 5th annual HealtheVoices conference and it did not disappoint. Bringing together 140 top Patient Leaders, across condition areas, it was a weekend full of excitement, learning, and friendship. From learning how to infuse humor into your advocacy to writing memoirs to mastering your Twitter engagement…

10 Tips for Setting Up a Blog and Reaching 1 Million Hits

I set my blog up in 2014 purely to help fundraise for a charity walk along 2000-year-old World Heritage site of Hadrian’s Wall. But it also gave me a platform to tell my story - awareness of Neuroendocrine Cancer was also a listed aim of the adventure. In the beginning, I had to rely on…
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Through the Lens of a Patient: Dr. Rasu Shrestha on the Power of Patient Collaboration

At the HIMSS19 conference in February, we had the privilege to chat with Atrium Health Chief Strategy Officer Dr. Rasu Shrestha. Rasu had just wrapped up the inaugural Pharma Forum, which drew more than 225 attendees interested in new ways to foster engagement with the patient, provider and payer community. Beyond buzzwords There was plenty…

What Mark Zuckerberg’s Manifesto Means for Facebook’s Patient Communities

When it comes to bold pronouncements about Facebook’s future, ears in the patient community tend to perk up fast. And with good reason. Our most recent survey of patient leaders, conducted in February, indicates that more than 80% turn to social media for peer support. More than 73% say they use social media to stay…

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…
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