Tag: community


#WEGOHeathAwards Winners Series Podcast: Tiffany Kairos

2016  WEGO Health Awards winner, Tiffany Kairos, says her best advice for all patient leaders is to be authentically YOU - but to also utilize #hashtags! As the winner of Best in Show: Twitter, this patient leader 's twitter feed is one you won't want to miss. As an epilepsy fighter,  she is passionate about epilepsy…

2016 Best Kept Secret winner, Lisa Cypers Kamen, Celebrates New Book Release

It’s safe to say that 2016 was a tough year and, with the start of 2017, things don’t seem much brighter. From political upsets to the loss of major icons, and anger-filled social media feeds to daily violent news reports, it’s understandable that stress levels are running high. Internationally recognized positive psychology coach and talk…

How to Build Community & Engagement​ ​From Top Patient Leaders

Who better to help us lead a discussion on building community and engagement than the finalists for Best in Show: Blog and Best in Show: Community? During our WEGO Health Awards week, these finalists talked about their “go to” strategies for engaging with networks, what apps or tools can be utilized and the challenges faced when…

Feature Friday: Martinus Evans – Obesity/Weight Loss Patient Leader

After 20 weeks of physical therapy for a hip pain, Martinus Evans visited an orthopedic specialist hoping for some answers. “Mr. Evans, it’s because you’re fat and you need to start walking and losing weight.” Although shocked and embarrassed, Martinus’ response was clear. Screw walking, I’ll run a marathon. His doctor said it was the…

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…

Meet the Man Who Blogs 3 Times a Day!

No, you didn't read that wrong . . . Bob DeMarco, founder of Alzheimer's Reading Room, began writing 3 blogs a day! He's published daily since July of 2009 and now has over 6 million unique visitors benefiting from the +5,000 articles on his site. Bob's blog is the number one source of information in Alzheimer's care,…
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