"We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
Welcome from Our Founders
Dear Visitors, Members, and Healthangels,
We created Healthtogether.us to offer every-day people the chance to help each other heal. Because the medical system alone is not enough. Doctors rarely experience the same illness or condition as their patients. General practitioners send us to specialists for many health issues, and specialists, by definition, specialize; they may not understand related symptoms and conditions, they focus on a specific medical issue and not a whole person, and they don't have a lot of time to spend with each of us. Health Together is designed to help you connect with others whose relevant experience can help you find ways to heal or to care for someone else. Health Together members can ask questions, offer responses, and build reputation for the quality of their contributions. They can also become Healthangels, offering their hard-won wisdom, knowledge, and advice to others in the community.
Health Together is the place to make health connections -- among people, conditions and symptoms, and most importantly among solutions.
Health Together allows you to post questions to the community, interact with Healthangels whose experience relates to your own condition, and reach out directly to others with specific comments or questions. And, you can build teams to help you or someone you're caring for.
Health Together Teams enables you to get a few people together (you can invite up to 3 people) to help guide you in your health challenge or as you care for someone else. If you choose to become a Healthangel (it’s free, like the rest of Health Together), you get to volunteer on other people’s teams. We limit the size of teams to make sure that you select carefully, and to keep the team activity as focused as possible.
Whether you're a regular Jane or Joe who helped a family member through cancer and can now help others with that knowledge, or a health professional who wants to help others in need, you can become a Healthangel. When you give advice in response to questions or content on Healthtogether.us, please do it thoughtfully and out of the goodness of your heart, without any expectation of reward. If people are grateful, they can give you reputation points or award you a halo, or they can make a donation to charities of your choice (listed in your profile).
Please take care of this community, and it will take care of you.
Nicolas Boillot, Co-Founder
Deirdre Tomlinson, Co-Founder