Social Media and Healthcare: Canada (2)
Cancer Fight Club, #HerHeartMatters, Healthy Bones Blog, Canadian Cancer Survivor Network, and Candian Medical Association are some social media websites, hashtags, blogs, and groups that healthcare providers, caregivers, and patients are engaging with in Canada.
Cancer Fight Club
- CancerFightClub is a grassroots initiative for hoping and coping "made up of committed young adult cancer community members (fighters, survivors, lifers, supporters, and professionals) from across Montreal and Quebec (Canada)."
- This group has a website and a separate blog that's connected to that site. The group's mission is to "provide young adult patients, young families, survivors, “lifers” and caregivers access to resources, information and support services that are unique to their age as well as to offer a sense of connection, reduce isolation and create a supportive community."
- The Canadian Women's Heart Health Alliance initiated the social media hashtag #HerHeartMatters to "bring attention to women's cardiovascular health issues." This alliance is a "network of cardiovascular health experts and advocates and is powered by the Canadian Women’s Heart Health Centre (CWHHC) at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI)."
- This health alliance is an organization of volunteers in Canada, composed of "over 55 health professionals and patients that was established to improve women's cardiovascular health across the lifespan."
Healthy Bones Blog
- Healthy Bones Blog is the blog site of Osteoporosis Canada which is the "only national organization serving people who have, or are at risk for, osteoporosis." Through this blog, the organization gets to provide "medically accurate information to patients, health care professionals, and the public."
- Osteoporosis Canada is also on social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
Canadian Cancer Survivor Network
- Canadian Cancer Survivor Network is a website with a blog and social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. It is a network of Canadian cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, and health providers.
- It aims to "promote health by providing individuals living with and survivors of cancer, and their caregivers, with access to related counseling, information, or support group programs."
Canadian Medical Association
- Canadian Medical Association is an organization of Canadian physicians that is at the forefront of public health issues. The association unites physicians to "take action on health issues that matter, building quality care for patients."
- Its website provides resources to its 87,000 members, comprising 80% of Canadian doctors, for the advancement of health care in Canada. Included in its members are doctors in the oncology, cardiovascular and bone health department.