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The Women of WEGO Health

Today is International Women’s Day – so I decided to take a look at what that really means. I was about 60 seconds into a Google search when I saw one of those pre-loaded search queries: “Why do we need International Women’s Day?” SMH. Google, of course, dutifully answered, quoting an obscure but spot-on source BigIssue.com: “Every year, around…

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10 Patient Leaders to Connect with During MS Awareness Month

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Awareness Month may be recognized during the month of March; but thanks to MS patient leaders, finding support, raising awareness, and receiving education happens all year long. Because advocacy doesn’t stop when you live with an autoimmune condition that impacts your everyday life. And whether or not you have personal experience with multiple sclerosis, we can…

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The Impact of Patient Influencers and Online Communities in 2021

Doesn’t it seem like there’s a new marketing tactic or channel to consider at least monthly? There’s almost a paralyzing number of options, each one promising results that will blow your benchmarks out of the water. Sure, some of these tactics are proven, but pharma marketing doesn’t play by the same rules as most other industries. Taking a leap…

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5 Ways to Keep up the Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month Momentum

In honor of Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month, we co-hosted #ChatMS with patient leaders Randy (@MustStopMS), Cathy (@CathyChes), and Caroline(@TheGirlWithMS). Together, we reflected back on the awareness month and brainstormed new ways to maintain momentum and advocacy even after Multiple Sclerosis Awareness month ends. Check out 5 key insights and highlights from our chat: #1 Keep Telling Your Story March…

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How Our Health Community Can Improve Systemic Racism

Looking to better understand how you can fight racism and disparities within the health space? In this webinar replay, hosted by patient leader Monique Gore-Massy, you’ll gain a historical perspective on how current gaps in the US healthcare system came to exist. More importantly, you’ll walk away with actionable items for how you can continue to advocate for health…

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5 Creative Ways Lupus Patient Leaders Are Raising Awareness

Here are 5 lupus patient leaders channeling their artistic talents into advocacy: Living la vida lupus can be all-consuming — from doctor’s appointments and treatments, to unpredictable flares and complications related to this autoimmune disease. Despite the challenges of navigating a lupus diagnosis, there are patients who are using their creativity and health experiences to advocate for others. They’re…

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10th Annual WEGO Health Awards | How it Works

In 2011, 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 Awards were…

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Health Union Acquires WEGO Health

Combination establishes leading force in social health PHILADELPHIA — June 15, 2021 — Health Union, the leader in building online health solutions for people living with chronic conditions, today announced that it has acquired WEGO Health, the world’s largest network of patient leaders – advocates, community leaders, creators and influencers. Combining Health Union’s targeted scale and depth in the…

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