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HealthCentral Patient Advocates Offer Insights on Advocating on Capitol Hill, Beyond

Charis Hill speaks at press conference in 2017.
In 2017, Charis Hill spoke at a press conference organized by Congresswoman Doris Matsuij (D-CA) (to Charis’ right) as part of her patient advocacy work. Brian Baker
    “I'm not real big on politics so I was initially scared to do a Capitol Hill Day. However, it's a lot easier than I could ever imagine.” – Alisha Bridges, psoriasis patient advocate
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    PJ Hamel, right, with Team TGIF member Patty Armstrong.
    PJ Hamel, right, with Team TGIF member Patty Armstrong, left, during a breast cancer walk in 2014. PJ founded this team as part of her breast cancer patient advocacy work. Tom McNeill
    Mike Veny TEDx Talk on Mental Illness
    Mike Veny giving a TEDx Normal talk, “Mental Illness is An Asset,” in 2015 as part of his patient advocacy. Mike Veny
    Erin L. Boyle

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    Erin L. Boyle, the senior editor at HealthCentral from 2016-2018, is an award-winning freelance medical writer and editor with more than 15 years’ experience. She’s traveled the world for a decade to bring the latest in medical research to doctors. Health writing is also personal for her: she has several autoimmune diseases and migraines with aura, which she writes about for HealthCentral. Learn more about her at erinlynnboyle.com. Follow her on Twitter @ErinLBoyle.