patient advocacy

Novartis-backed project mobilises patient power against heart disease

Novartis has joined forces with a group representing cardiovascular disease patients organisations to push for changes in how health systems handle the world’s number one killer. The Invisible Nation partnership with Global Heart Hub aims to reduce 15 million deaths that occur each year due to atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), according to the Swiss pharma …

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COVID-19 lessons for how pharma should support patient advocacy

Trio Health’s Neil McGregor-Paterson asks whether the healthcare industry has paid enough attention to the patient voice during COVID-19 and looks at the many ways pharma can improve the patient experience across the sector going forward. Never has the health and care voluntary sector (HCVS) played such a critical role in supporting our nation´s health …

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Toxic positivity and grief: The reality of living through cancer

Cancer doesn’t end when treatment stops – it’s a lifelong journey and people need support throughout, says patient advocate Megan-Claire Chase. No one gets through cancer unscathed. People are usually left with a mixture of treatment aftereffects, toxic positivity, and lingering anger to deal with. Megan-Claire Chase, a fierce patient advocate who has been blogging …

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THCB Gang Episode 17, LIVE 7/9 1PM PT/4PM ET

Episode 17 of “The THCB Gang” was live-streamed on Thursday, July 9th! Watch it below! Joining me were some of our regulars: patient advocate Grace Cordovano (@GraceCordovano), health economist Jane Sarasohn-Kahn (@healthythinker), WTF Health Host Jessica DaMassa (@jessdamassa), and guests: Tina Park, partner at Diagram (@diagramoffice) & Shannon Brownlee, Senior VP at the Lown Institute …

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