Tag: patient advocacy


The State of Patient Influencers

Patient Leader + Thought Leader Conversations, Part 1: The State of Patient Advocacy

MarlaJan Wexler is a leader among Patient Leaders, sharing her very real and often hilariously profane survivor story as Luck Fupus. In her words, Luck Fupus is about “the girl, the nurse, the patient, the part-time superhero… tales of life with lupus, congenital heart disease, fake boobs, and an out-of-order baby maker.” We can’t imagine…

HLTH 2020: Pull Up a Chair for Patients at Your Table

Year after year, conference after conference, patients are left out of the conversations around their care. And while we’re far from where we need to be as an industry and healthcare system, more companies than ever are noticing the need to involve healthcare’s key stakeholder: patients. One of those companies, HLTH, is demonstrating their commitment…

Announcing the 9th Annual WEGO Health Awards Finalists

There are thousands of patients and caregivers sharing their stories, raising awareness, and guiding others through their own patient journey. Their endless work and energy to ensure no patient feels alone or lost is admirable and worthy of recognition. At WEGO Health, we believe these individuals are the key to solving healthcare's biggest challenges and…

9th Annual WEGO Health Awards | How it Works

The WEGO Health Awards were created to embody the mission of WEGO Health: to empower patient leaders. Considering the WEGO Health Patient Leader Network is centered around these healthcare transformers, we knew it was up to us to celebrate their accomplishments. From this need to celebrate the leaders who make a difference, the WEGO Health…

Announcing the 2020 WEGO Health Patient Leader Advisory Board

Last year proved to be a revolutionary year for patient leaders. From the release of our WEGO Health platform allowing us to engage more WEGO Health patient leaders than ever before, to recognizing the WEGO Health Award winners on healthcare's biggest stage, 2019 was a year dedicated to bringing powerful concepts to life. In doing…

What Do Patient Leaders Get Paid?

This question was extremely difficult to answer. Our community of patient leaders, while not "new" to the services they provide, are not as vast as many other fields--like surgeons, or accountants, or even novelists. There has been little public research on the topic. Fortunately, WEGO Health is one of the largest patient leader networks in…
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