Category: WEGO Health


Raising Awareness for #HighRiskCovid19 Patients

The global outbreak of COVID-19 has caused panic among many, and while some have taken it more seriously than others, it truly takes a community to keep everyone healthy and safe. Chronic illness patient leader Molly Schreiber shared, "As a chronic illness patient, it was frustrating and disheartening to keep seeing the concerns of those…

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…
How Psoriatic Arthritis Patients Share Information Online

How Psoriatic Arthritis Patients Share Information Online

It’s no surprise that social media is playing a massive role in our healthcare. Not only do patients have the opportunity to interact with their care providers through apps and social networks, but they’re also interacting with fellow patients and caregivers, forming communities where they connect, share experiences, learn and support each other.   Patients…

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…

Transparency among patient influencers is a must

A post on today's Health Affairs blog by Judy Butler and Adriane Fugh-Berman presses the case for transparency among patient influencers who work with pharmaceutical companies. The authors cite WEGO Health's work with patient influencers and the industry, and suggest "these kinds of relationships have the potential to blur the lines between patients’ intentions and those…

4 Common Pain Points Influencers Face in Video Creation

If you've ever watched a video from a patient advocate that made you stop, think and listen--you know that the power of change can start by simply pressing record! WEGO Health's new Video Basics for Patient Leaders Course helps patient leaders transition their message and mission into thought-provoking and enjoyable to watch videos. It's easy…
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