Patients Helping Patients Blog
June 16, 2017
Highlights from Friday 6/9 Empowered #patientchat
On Friday, June 9th, 2017, we hosted an Empowered #patientchat where we discussed health communities. A health community is group of people (personal, medical, psychological, or spiritual) on your “team” that you trust and respect for emotional support, open and honest communication, and to share information or experiences. Communities are a key component of patient advocacy and help many of us cope and grow during difficult times. We had a great turnout during the chat with numerous participants tweeting their ideas and opinions on the topic. The #patientchat community expressed how important it is to have a health community that shares common interests and knows what it is like living with a particular disease. Check out some of the highlights below.