Tag: Stigma


HIV Patient Leader #FollowFriday – May 25th, 2018

Every community that we get to work with is unique and endlessly impressive, but sometimes you come across communities that just knock your socks off.  For me, the HIV community is one of those communities because it is so jam packed with amazing Patient Leaders who are out there advocating, fighting stigma and educating the…

March #WEGOHealthChat Recap: Combating the Stigma of Chronic Illness

Living with a chronic illness not only means dealing with a lifetime of complications but it also means endlessly fighting off the stigma associated with chronic illness. How do you combat the stigma of chronic illness? Is it through education and awareness? Is it your role as a Patient Leader to combat this stigma? What…

May Mugshot Contest to Combat Myths, Misconceptions, & Stigma

The only real way to combat myths, misconceptions, & stigma is by raising awareness and sharing what is real: facts, stats, info, and narratives. This is exactly where Health Activists excel and align. No matter what your condition or health focus may be - you are dedicated to filling in the information gaps where stigma.…

Setting the Record Straight this May

[caption id="attachment_4408" align="alignright" width="240" caption="Image Credit: larimdame on Flickr"][/caption] We're standing up and speaking out this month. It's time to Set the Record Straight.   Inspired the spirit of Health Activists who tirelessly confront misconceptions, correct myths, and work to break down stigma - we're celebrating tenacity and the power of knowledge this month. All…
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