Supporting our health leaders is the sole objective of the Health Social Network (RSS).
As a community of healthcare unions, we welcome patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals from all walks of life to bring empathy, support and humanity to healthcare through the power of social healthcare.
How do we do this?
We have many resources, events and opportunities to amplify your voice and impact as a healthcare leader. Here are some examples of how we create content, resources and opportunities for you to grow your reach as a leader in your condition community:
Weekly community content
Check out our weekly SocialHealthNetwork.com community articles to learn skills like Develop your value as a key opinion leader for patients, What is a patient leaderAnd Tips for getting started in advocacy. By signing up for an SHN account, you’ll also receive a weekly newsletter with a summary of content, opportunities, and resources delivered straight to your inbox.
Patient Leader Course
Did you know that we have free courses on the SHN platform? From Valuing your expertise as a patient leaderFor How to Use TikTok for Health PromotionFor Legislative Advocacy for Beginners – we have resources for every step of the health leadership journey. Be sure to check them out!
Health Leadership Resources
Not yet ready to take one of our courses, but want to gain knowledge? Discover our brief resources on health leadership on the SSPSM platform.
Webinars, panels, networking events, etc.
SHN hosts webinars and events to teach skills and facilitate discussion within the community. After each event, we post replays on our SHN community site and on the SHN platform. You can see an overview of panels, webinars and events such as How to Use Social Media as a Patient Leader, Plea for a terminal condition, Writing your story workshop, and more. Discover our SHN Platform Resource Page for an overview of our past events.
Paid Opportunities for Patient Leaders
Patient leaders should be fairly compensated for their time and ideas. From social media campaigns, to creating and moderating content on our 40+ health union communities, to conferences, information opportunities, and more, you can always find an up-to-date list of opportunities available on the Social Health Network platform in our Insights, Collaboration Opportunities and Paid Gig Channel.
Directory of Patient Leaders
Looking to connect with patient leaders inside or outside your condition area? Check out our Directory of Patient Leaders of the Social Health Network to connect with thousands of patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals who are advocating for a cause.
Health Social Network Facebook Group
Connect with other healthcare leaders who are part of the NHS by joining our private facebook group.
Patient Leader Awards
By interacting on the SHN platform, you will earn points to redeem for rewards. From LinkedIn endorsements to SHN swag to gift cards, we offer several different perks for healthcare leaders to amplify their impact. Click here to see our current rewards.
Social Health Connection
Once a year, we host the first event for patient leaders to connect, engage and learn. To learn more about our next event, visit our Website Login.
Social Health Award
We also annually recognize and honor patient leaders from all communities who make an impact with our social health awards. With 10 award categories, we aim to shine a light on those who are making a difference in all areas of health leadership. To learn more about the program, see our Social Prizes for Health website.
back to Health social network and check our content frequently! We are constantly adding new resources, opportunities and events.
We look forward to supporting your health leadership journey and want you to know that we are always here for you. Do not hesitate to contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org or send us a direct message on the SHN platform.