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Getting Started on SocialHealthNetwork.com

Are you looking to grow your health leadership skills? Perhaps you want an online space where you can share your health journey and connect with other Health Leaders. Or, maybe you’re planning an event, looking for volunteers, or simply seeking advice.

Whatever the reason, the Social Health Network is an incredible way to start amplifying your voice in the healthcare space. Keep reading to learn how to get started with SocialHealthNetwork.com.

How to create your SHN account

How do you get started? It’s so simple and easy! Here are the steps you need to take:

Step 1: Create your account

To get started with a free SHN account, go to our homepage, socialhealthnetwork.com. In the top right of the page, click Log in. If prompted, create a username and password.

Don’t forget to bookmark this link so you can easily access the site at any time!

Step 2: Build your SHN profile

Here’s the fun part where you get to share more about yourself, your health leadership journey, and why you’re here! Here are some things you can consider including in your SHN profile:

  • Where you live
  • What health condition(s) you advocate for
  • If you’re a patient with a health condition or are a caregiver to someone with a health condition
  • Your favorite social media channel and why
  • Links to your social media accounts, LinkedIn, email, or other ways people can connect with you

As you grow and evolve your health leadership skills, you can always make changes and update your profile to reflect your journey by clicking “Edit my profile” on your Profile Page.

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Step 3: Introduce yourself to the SHN community

Once you’ve built your profile, introduce yourself to the SHN community on our forums! Share a little about yourself and why you’re here. It’s a great way to begin meeting other Health Leaders, share information, and get involved in SHN opportunities.

Step 4: Start taking free SHN courses and activities to earn points

The Social Health Network is not only an amazing place to connect with other Health Leaders and build your influence – it's also a place where you can learn and grow.

Powered by an online platform called Influitive, SHN offers free activities, courses, and programs that help build your expertise in health leadership.

Start by logging into your SHN account. From your profile, click the “Go to my dashboard,” located on the right-hand side of the page. This will take you to the Influitive platform.

From your dashboard, you will see the following tabs at the top left of the page:

  • Home
  • Activities
  • Rewards
  • Leader Portal

By clicking the tab titled “Activities,” you’ll see all the available activities that SHN offers for free. This includes things like:

By completing activities, you earn points to redeem rewards.

To find all the different types of rewards you have access to, simply click the tab titled “Rewards.” SHN offers rewards such as:

  • Mentoring sessions
  • LinkedIn recommendations
  • Health Union Conference Support Program
  • Social Media Kit
  • $100 donation to a charity of your choice
  • $100 e-gift card
  • SHN swag – think branded coffee mugs, beanies, notebooks, and more!

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Why are you a Social Health Network member?

Here are some of the many benefits of creating a SHN account:

When you join the Social Health Network, you join an online community that includes so many inspiring people. The Social Health Network welcomes patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals from all condition areas, with the goal of bringing empathy, support, and humanity to healthcare through the power of social health.

  • SHN courses and resources empower Health Leaders to be social health experts and ambassadors.
  • SHN connection events offer real-time connection and validation, and inspire collaboration among Health Leaders.
  • SHN opportunities provide Health Leaders the chance to share their expertise and partner with healthcare companies.

Participate in our online forums

SHN’s forums are where people come to chat, share their healthcare journeys, and find opportunities to connect. You can also ask any question that you have and get answers from other Health Leaders. Whether you are starting a new project, creating a new campaign, or receiving new recognition, this is the perfect place to highlight your achievements and projects. Take a look and join one of our many discussion forums.

Submit a story

You can also share your story here. We publish stories submitted by community members about their advocacy journeys so that others feel less alone.

Getting started on SHN.com is so easy

Start sharing your story and collaborating with Social Health Network members today!

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