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The CDC is Joining the Patient Empowerment Movement

April 15, 2021 Update:
The CDC Foundation has launched the Empowered Health Cancer – Free Challenge! This competition calls for new, revolutionary ideas and solutions that meet people where they are and empower them to live longer and healthier lives, cancer-free. If you have an idea to create better care for cancer patients, enter today for a chance to win $5,000. Learn more here.


Inspired by the question: “Could the number of cancer deaths be lowered by helping people take a more active role in their health and health care?”the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the CDC Foundation have launched an initiative which will further elevate the cancer patient empowerment movement: EmPOWERed Health.  

Complimentary to our mission and programs at the Patient Empowerment Network (PEN)the CDC’s EmPOWERed Health initiative aims to educate and inspire people to be more proactive in their health and in the prevention and treatment of cancer.  

To kick off EmPOWERed Health, the CDC Foundation will host a virtual hackathon in the spring of 2021 that will seek innovative ideas and bold approaches from a variety of people and organizations to generate ideas and potential solutions to some of the most difficult challenges in health and well-being. 

To learn more, visit https://empoweredhealth.org/ and follow #WeAreEmpoweredHealth on social media. 

The Patient Empowerment Network community is excited to have the CDC team’s talents on this vitally important effort to support cancer patients and care partners in achieving the best possible treatment outcomes 

ePatient 101 Course – Thoughts and Opinions

Having trouble navigating the healthcare industry? Overwhelmed with all the decisions you need to make? Buried in all of the information? If you answered yes to any of those questions, then the ePatient 101 Course could be just what you’re looking for. ePatient 101 was created by Intake.me to empower patients, caregivers, or patient advocates in all of their health matters. Being an “ePatient” means becoming empowered, educated, and engaged in your disease.

The course is laid out in four key components:

  • The course itself with tips and advice from experts and patients
  • Exercises to form your own ePatient toolkit
  • Technological tools to help organize your information on the intake.me platform
  • Patient chat community for support and troubleshooting

This format allows you to have the confidence and strength to be able to best advocate for yourself. This course has received rave reviews and you can read some of those below. Oh, and did I mention it’s free to all!

“What’s great about the virtual learning environment is that it allows you to combine video, audio and other multimedia content from multiple sources into one, easy-to-access place. Users get carefully curated content that feels fresh and that they can complete at their own pace.

“The benefit of the eLearning environment is that its able to meet you where you are… you can do it anytime, anywhere, and you don’t need to spend a lot of time or money to gain valuable tools and insight on topics that can greatly impact your health and the health of those around you.”
Coming Soon!
“We are excited to partner with the Patient Empowerment Network because our missions align perfectly: we’re all passionate about empowering patients throughout their healthcare journey. With the folks at Patient Empowerment Network, we’re able to provide our first disease-specific courses, starting with CLL 101 (Chronic lymphocytic leukemia), and we look forward to co-creating more courses through our partnership in the future.” – Darla Brown, intake.me founder

Join us on Fri 3/18 1 PM ET/10 AM PT for an Empowered #patientchat on Twitter (@power4patients) with our friends @intakeme