Entries by Marie Ennis-O'Connor

Mastering Instagram for Patient Advocacy: 10 Tips for Success

Boasting more than two billion active users, Instagram provides an excellent platform for patient advocates to reach a wide audience and inspire change. Here are 10 tips to help you […]

Navigating the Dual Nature of Social Media: A Patient Advocate’s Guide

As an early adopter of social media, I readily embraced its power to amplify patient advocacy and connect with others with shared interests and goals.  From sharing stories online to […]

Finding Your New Normal: 7 Steps To Navigating Life After Cancer

 A cancer diagnosis can turn your life upside down, challenging you physically, emotionally, and mentally. It takes a lot of strength, resilience, and support to get through cancer treatment. However, […]

Transforming Your Social Media Presence: 5 Steps to Foster Inclusivity and Advocate for All

In the realm of patient advocacy, inclusivity and accessibility are critical to ensuring everyone’s voice is heard, respected and empowered. With a few simple steps, you can transform your social […]

Patient-Centric Care

Tailoring Information to Meet the Changing Needs of Patients Along Their Healthcare Journey Being diagnosed with cancer can be a frightening experience. The diagnosis can bring up a range of […]

How To Participate in Cause Awareness Days: A Step-by-Step Guide For Patient Advocates

Taking part in cause awareness days can be a great way to get your message out. Cause awareness days are specific days (or weeks/months) dedicated to raising awareness and educating […]

12 Tips to Create an Educational and Inspiring Roundup of Healthcare News

Staying current with healthcare news is essential for patient advocates. However, the sheer volume of information available can be overwhelming.  It can be challenging to sift through all the noise […]

Elevate Your Online Presence:

A 12-Month Plan To Increase Visibility and Amplify Your Advocacy in 2023 Are you looking to enhance your online presence and make your cause more visible in the coming year?  […]

8 Tips For Coping With Christmas When You Have Cancer

Christmas is traditionally a time of celebration, feasting on festive foods and drinks and gathering with family and friends. However, if you have cancer, this may also be a time […]

This Breast Cancer Awareness Month I Want You To Know This Truth

With the pink ribbon avalanche that arrives every Fall, we know that Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM) is underway. Although BCAM has been credited with raising public awareness of breast […]

Patient Advocacy: How To Boost Your Visibility on LinkedIn

In my previous post, I shared with you tips to optimize your LinkedIn profile.  Recall that I recommended LinkedIn as the best social network for enhancing your professional online presence […]

Patient Advocacy: How To Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile

When was the last time you updated your LinkedIn profile? People tend to think of LinkedIn as simply a place to post their resume, but there is so much more […]

Exercising After Breast Cancer: Myths vs. Facts

The benefits of physical activity for people who have undergone treatment for breast cancer are numerous, from reducing fatigue to helping regain a sense of well-being. However, as with diet […]

Patient Advocacy: How To Increase Twitter Engagement

While Twitter might not be as popular as other social networks such as Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube, it nevertheless has a large following among healthcare professionals and patient communities. Twitter […]

Patient Advocacy: 10 Tips For Creating A Powerful PowerPoint Presentation

Patient advocacy involves sharing your unique knowledge and experience with a disease or condition with the ultimate aim of raising awareness and influencing people to effect a desired change. For […]