Marian’s story: Giving and receiving peer support
Marian found support online when her husband was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. She met peers who helped her understand treatment options and coping strategies. Her online community provided an opportunity to give back to others as part of healing.
How peer support can help with health risks tied to lifestyle
An alarming proportion of adults have at least one modifiable risk factor for chronic disease. Changing these behaviors is hard, but peer support helps.
Tell me, what’s your type?
“Community” is a powerful and emotive word but why and how they're created can make them very different.
Free is not always better
There are often hidden costs to free services, including online communities. Be aware of what could be happening and how to protect yourself.
The benefits of online communities for healthcare
Many people look online to connect with others like them, with people struggling with similar health conditions and symptoms. Download our research whitepaper!