Capturing the value of peer support for better health outcomes

List of all third-party sources for the evidence-based research used to underscore the concerns highlighted in this infographic.

1. Canadian Community Health Survey (2016). (Link)

2. Absenteeism Costs Topped $16 Billion in 2012 (2012). Benefits Canada. (Article)

3. The Synthesis Project, New Insights from Research Results, Policy Brief NO. 21 (2011). National Healthy Worksite. (Link)

4. Majority (54%) of Canadians Say Physical Distancing has Left them Feeling Lonely or Isolated (2020). Ipsos Reid. (Article)

5. Long-Term Adherence to Health Behavior Change (2013). American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. (Link)

6. How Consumers Find and Use Online Health-related Content in 2017 (2017). PM360. (Link)

7. Dr Google will See You Now: Search Giant Wants to Cash in on Your Medical Queries (2019). The Telegraph. (Article)

8. Long-Term Condition Self-Management Support in Online Communities: A Meta-Synthesis of Qualitative Papers (2016). PMC. (Article)

9. Peer Support of Complex Health Behaviors in Prevention and Disease Management with Special Reference to Diabetes: Systematic Reviews (2017). Clin Diabetes Endocrinol. (Article)

10. The role of internet-based digital tools in reducing social isolation and addressing support needs among informal caregivers: a scoping review (2019). BMC Public Health. (Article)

11. Health and Illness in a Connected World: How Might Sharing Experiences on the Internet Affect People’s Health (2012). The Milbank Quarterly. (Article)

By connecting through our trusted, secure peer-to-peer communities, employees can give each other emotional support as well as access credible information that will help them reach better health outcomes as patients, informal caregivers, family members and friends. 
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