May 7th, 2015

Patient and Caregiver Health Activist Twitter Chat

by WEGO Health

This week, Health Activist Carly, hosted a chat on the relationship between patients and caregivers. Check out the informative conversation below!

 

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May 6th, 2015

WEGO Health Team Member Spotlight

by WEGO Health

Next up in our WEGO Health team member series is Sue! 

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Explain what you do at WEGO Health!

My role at WEGO Health is something that I enjoy very much.  Through our innovative information gathering tool, Truvio, I seek out the opinions of our amazing Health Activists on a variety of topics and share the insights gained with our study sponsors.  Through communication comes change.

 
How have Health Activists affected your outlook on health?

I have learned so much about health and the human spirit since coming to WEGO Health.  The passion that our Health Activists possess is very heartwarming to me.  I see the interactions and how they build up the members of their communities, and each other, in times when needed.  I’m humbled by them on so many levels.

 

If you had one super power what would it be? Why?

To make pain (whether physical or emotional) go away, because if I could do that, then everyone could focus on better things and enjoy the life that they were meant to live.

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May 6th, 2015

Winner! Fourth Annual WEGO Health Activist Awards – Jacob

by WEGO Health

 Today, let’s learn from Mental Health, Health Activist, Jacob.

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1. Why did you become a Health Activist? Tell us your Health Activist story! 

I lost my father to suicide at age 6 and have lived with anxiety and depression most of my life.  I’ve experienced both internal and external mental health stigmas which prevented me from living life to the fullest.  10 years ago I started seeking a system to sustain my mental health.  Throughout that process I began sharing my story and encouraging others to do the same.  Out of this has grown NoStigmas, a global peer-driven movement to create mental health equality and suicide awareness through creative expression, community and positive action.

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May 4th, 2015

Winner! Fourth Annual WEGO Health Activist Awards Someonelikeme.ca

by WEGO Health

For the next few weeks, we’re doing a blog series on the winners of this year’s WEGO Health Activist Awards. Take a moment to learn about Someonelikeme.ca

1. Why did you become a Health Activist? Tell us your health activist story.

Someonelikeme.ca was conceived by the Youth Advisory Group of the MS Society of Canada. These young people had a vision of a unique youth driven website where their peers could connect, share stories, provide support, vent, rant, and learn about being affected by MS as a young person. The site speaks to both young people living with MS themselves and young people who have a loved one with MS. Once started, the real health activists manifested themselves as bloggers for the site. These individuals share their stories, ups and downs, and take time out of their own stressful lives knowing that their words can help other young people. read more »

May 4th, 2015

Warming Up with Summer Activism

by WEGO Health

 

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Summer is right around the corner! It is a fantastic time to meet with people face to face and advocate for your cause. This is my first summer as a rare disease advocate and I have a schedule packed with events and meetings. While social media may seem a bit slower since kids are out of school and many people go on vacation, do not be discouraged! This is your time to interact without electronics, making connections the old fashioned way.

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May 1st, 2015

Fourth Annual Health Activist Awards Partner – Josh Robins

by WEGO Health

We’re highlighting our partners in this year’s Health Activist Awards. Today’s post is about Josh Robins from I’m Still Josh.

 

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Josh began his blog to fight the stigma that often comes with an HIV positive diagnosis, and to give hope to those diagnosed. He says,

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May 1st, 2015

Fourth Annual Health Activist Awards Partner – Divabetic

by WEGO Health

 In this post, we’re taking a look at Divabetic, one of our partners in the Health Activist Awards. 

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Divabetic, founded by Max Szadek, aims to empower diabetic women to take control of their health journey. In the blog post, Max mulls over the interconnected issue of poor body image, shame, and Diabetes. read more »

May 1st, 2015

Fourth Annual Health Activist Awards Partner – Lupus Foundation

by WEGO Health

We’re highlighting our partner’s in this year’s Health Activist Awards. Today’s post is about the Lupus Foundation.

 

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May 1st, 2015

Fourth Annual Health Activist Awards Partner – Empowering Patients, LLC

by WEGO Health

We’re highlighting the great work of our partners for this year’s Health Activist Awards. Check out Empowering Patients, LLC.

 

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Alison is an Auto-immune Health Activist. She began Empowering Patients, LLC. to raise awareness for autoimmune diseases, and to let empower other patients to take control of their health journey. You can connect with Alison on Facebook and Twitter!

 

 

April 30th, 2015

Fourth Annual Health Activist Awards Partner – It’s Just a Bad Day

by WEGO Health

We had some great partners in this year’s Health Activist Awards. Today we’re highlighting It’s Just A Bad Day.

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