Give your employees access to their own “Healthangels”
Healthangels are patients or family caregivers who are members, but also get value out of helping others. While most employees use Health Together to get advice and mentorship, some gravitate towards being Healthangels who coach, model behavior, get even more engaged with their own health, and emerge as leaders in the community.
Your employees can find the best, most useful answers to their questions
As the only health community that allows voting on posts and comments, employees can quickly identify the most helpful answers to their questions. A continuously improving rating system helps them understand what to read and who to trust.
Ratings and Reputation: so employees know what to read and who to trust
Employees can create private rooms for deeper interactions
An ongoing private conversation with up one or a few people who understand the employee’s situation can make all the difference. They can invite up to 3 other people, or just have one accountability buddy: someone who has faced similar challenges, and wants to help, and wants a mutually-beneficial coaching and mentoring relationship. And it can all be anonymous.
A small personalized support group or accountability buddy can make such a difference
Peer-to-peer health can make an outsized impact
In a peer community we surveyed (women living with diabetes), the members reported significant health improvements based on their involvement in the community:
- 33% were better about taking medications
- 81% were taking better care of themselves or someone else
- 14% - 44% avoided unnecessary medical office or ER visits
These results mirror the data from a growing number of studies showing that peer-to-peer interaction, when done well, can positively impact health outcomes and costs. In a world where trust in professionals is diminishing, and trust in peers is growing, it’s imperative to offer a safer peer community to turn to for health guidance and support.
Real humans means real connections
Many communities are operated by bots, leaving some users hanging when they post their heartfelt questions or stories. We’ve adopted some best practices from Mayo Clinic Connect (whose director is on our board), including making sure that no post goes unanswered. Our moderators and community mentors aren’t just there to ensure a safer environment, but also to engage users and make sure the conversations and interactions are helpful to them.
Trusted By Patients and Caregivers
Cindy Tenner - Living with chronic health challenges
"I feel like there are plenty of other places for surface-level interaction. If I really want support and meaningful advice, I go to Health Together."
"My wife and I would have been glad to find someone who had been through our situation to mentor us, and now I'm glad to provide that for others if they need it."
Tiffany Lyman - Healthangel on Health Together
"It's incredible to be asked to serve on a small team and help someone get through a health challenge I've experienced!"
Mary Van Doorn
"It's amazing to watch my reputation rise as I share good content, and it just makes my day to see how my advice helps so many members."