How we work
Inspire2Live is a platform of Patient Advocates: highly educated and committed patients, cancer survivors and loved ones from patients
World Campus – our network
Inspire2Live is about networking. Our Patient Advocates work individually or in small groups that have defined their own targets. On a regular basis we discuss the themes that we share. However it is essential that each Patient Advocate is able to determine his or her own goal and means to reach that goal.
Why? Patient advocates have an acute awareness of specific parts of the cancer health system that could perform better. This awareness is the source of our motivation to address them. Fuelling this motivation is key to Inspire2Live and therefore we facilitate several ‘get togethers’ to discuss these topics and start initiatives for improvement. These meetings take place on the basis of a strict and clear structure, with room for initiative and influence of all Patient Advocates that have relevant knowledge and experience.
Meeting time is precious time, in the sense that we can make something precious during our meetings. A meeting is a unique opportunity to leverage and pick the fruit of dialogue’. Meetings always lead to action. Each Patient Advocate comes loaded with information, knowledge and questions about her activities to the meetings. All that really matters will be discussed.
Our congresses and our contribution to congresses of others
We use our talents and potential and contribute to it to the best of our possibilities. We align with each other’s purpose and activities where we can. Problems that arise and differences of opinions are the fuel for our development. Our Patient Advocates have a highly visible external profile and are present at as many meetings and congresses as possible and tell the audience about our mission and activities. The organization, if possible, facilitates this with the available resources from office management, program management, finance and communications. We work as a group of around 75+ Patient Advocates and are growing.
In our meetings we meet up in teams of two or three Patient Advocates or sometimes larger. We invite sometimes a keynote speaker to increase our overall knowledge and spark discussions on specific themes. After that we take some time to inform each other and to ask for help.
Our projects always start as ideas discussed in our meetings. When it looks like a good idea this is brought into an initiative. And again, we discuss and work together to bring this further – or not. When it still seems to be a good thing to start, we design and start a project. Inspire2Live has a lot of experience with setting up projects. Some of them you find in our most important achievements.