You’re Invited! We hope you’ll join us for our next Empowered #patientchat on Friday, January 11th as we discuss starting 2019 off empowered.

As we begin 2019, it is a good time to reflect on the past year and set goals for the new year – including being empowered in your health. Being an empowered patient can have many different definitions, but most include patients taking an active role in their health by furthering their education on disease and treatment options, participating in shared decision-making with healthcare professionals, and advocating for themselves to get the best care they deserve.

Empowered Patient Chats (#patientchat) are held every other Friday at 10:00 am Pacific / 1:00 pm Eastern and during the chat patients and advocates come to learn from each other and discuss topics of interest to empowered patients.

Click HERE to learn more about the Empowered #patientchat Series plus read tips on how to participate.

Guiding our discussion will be the following Topic (T#:) Questions:

T1: What are some things you can do today that will make you feel empowered all year long? #patientchat

T2: What strategies, tips, or tools can/do you use to be more empowered in your health? #patientchat

T3: What advice do you have for people newly diagnosed with a chronic illness? How can they be empowered right from the start and throughout their journey? #patientchat

T4: What can you do to encourage friends, family, and others to be more empowered in their health? #patientchat

T5: How can @patientchat and @power4patients help you be more empowered in 2019? #patientchat

We hope to see you Friday, January 11th on Twitter (or at 10:00 am Pacific / 1:00 pm Eastern. Be sure to include the hashtag #patientchat in all your responses!

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