Tag: Patient Leaders


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…

What Patients Value Most

WEGO Health VP of Business Development, Laurel Netolicky, was recently asked by PM360 to weigh in on what patients value most, especially in the era of COVID-19. Touching on themes such as having a seat at the table to help shape DTC plans, trial design, and being a part of all phases of the product…

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…

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…
From petri dish to center stage patient leaders at HLTH

From Petri Dish to Center Stage: Patient leaders are in the spotlight at HLTH

“It’s time.” It was a spot-on comment. One of many I took away from my conversation with Toby Peach when we met up recently in New York. He was in town from London and I was eager to hear his story. Toby is a writer, actor and social justice activist. He’s also a 31-year-old cancer…

The Judging Process

The WEGO Health Awards program includes three rounds of judging that will ultimately lead us to our 15 WEGO Health Award Winners who will be celebrated at HLTH in Las Vegas this October. Our judging process has been carefully crafted over the years, taking notes and advice from our Patient Leader Network along the way.…
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