New UBC research partnership connects patients with virtual health communities

Free virtual health care app

University of British Columbia researchers from the Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management have teamed up with Curatio to provide virtual health support during the pandemic.

The Stronger Together project uses Curatio’s social networking health app to connect patients with expert resources, online counselling, daily health trackers and opportunities to build social connections.

“Patients are facing unique challenges accessing health care resources during the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Kathleen Martin Ginis, director with the UBC Okanagan-based CCDPM.

“We need to bridge these gaps and help patients build social connections that can improve their health and well-being.”

Curatio CEO Lynda Brown-Ganzert understood to reduce the strain on the health care system, patients needed to remain home with other options. 

“Current participants have already seen improvements in their health literacy and outcomes by using our private and secure platform,” says Brown-Ganzert.

Individuals can register for free access, here

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