Tag: Health Activist


How Patient Advocates can make the most of Awareness Holidays

Raising awareness about a disease or health concern can be an excellent means to foster an appreciation for patients and families, encourage donations to research, or even education about preventative measures. Awareness holidays offer major opportunities to get the word out about a specific disease or overall community. Patient advocates can take advantage of this…

6th Annual WEGO Health Awards Schedule of Events

Now that we have the best of the best in patient advocacy nominated for the 6th Annual WEGO Health Awards, it’s time for the voting to commence! We're proud to announce we've received close to 2,500 nominations and almost 30,000 endorsements this WEGO Health Award's season. We're blown away by the work of these tremendous…

#WEGOHealthAwards Winners Series Podcast: Aaron Blocker

  Aaron Blocker was the 2016 WEGO Health Award Winner for Best in Show: Facebook and it's no surprise why. "When I was diagnosed, I had never heard of Crohn's or met anyone with the disease. Because of that, I started an online Facebook page to meet others. Six years later my community has grown…

Do You Possess This Patient Leader Quality?

I had the chance to meet two representatives from the FDA’s Office of Health and Constituent Affairs during a patient advocacy workshop hosted by the National Center for Health Research, funded by PCORI (Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute). The Office of Health and Constituent Affairs involves patients in a myriad of ways through patient engagement milestones, programs,…

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…

Presenting the 2016 WEGO Health Activist Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2016 WEGO Health Activist Award winners! These passionate and motivated individuals are certainly creating change in the healthcare landscape! A huge thank you to everyone who participated in our #HAAwards celebration this week. The WEGO Health team had a blast 'hanging out' with you all week. We are so grateful to be part…
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