The Stronger Together project connects patients with expert resources, online counselling, daily health trackers and opportunities to build social connections with Canadians experiencing similar health circumstances.
University of British Columbia’s Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management (CCDPM) and digital health company Curatio have partnered on the Stronger Together project. This project provides Canadians with free health support through Curatio’s social networking health app. The platform allows patients to connect with resources, counselling, health trackers, and social connections, while providing researchers with insight into how to most effectively offer virtual health support. “Patients are facing unique challenges accessing health care resources during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said CCDPM Director Kathleen Martin Ginis. “We need to bridge these gaps and help patients build social connections that can improve their health and well-being.”