From 2009 – 2011, Our Bodies Ourselves honored the work of women’s health advocates worldwide by asking readers to nominate their favorite women’s health hero. View all nominees by year: 2009, 2010, 2011
Nominee: Angela Shipp, Author of bluehealer diary
Having worked as regulatory affairs manager and managed care expert for more than 20 years, I have learned the importance of understanding connections between health and communicating with healthcare staff. Angela Shipp, author of the bluehealer diary, is an advocate for the power that personal health knowledge has in health care decisions. She believes that health knowledge empowers consumers to better manage their own health and as they interact with health care professionals when they need care.
Angela strives to maintain a healthy lifestyle for herself and is tireless in her efforts to engage more consumers in taking responsibility for their health and wellness. She works long hours at her full-time job, then contributes to a blog and other social media to share her message. She is also very active in the community and is passionate about helping others.
Having overcome fears about sharing her own bad experiences with managed care and a personal illness, Angela started a blog called health-e inspiration. Whether she writes about a personal experience with ulcerative colitis or posts a press release about other health and wellness issues, I always leave the blog feeling empowered and inspired.
Angela’s blog provides coverage of issues pertaining to general health and wellness, specific illnesses, domestic violence, and more. I’m confident that Angela is making a big difference in the lives of health care consumers.