100K+ Members helping members improve their health
Mayo Clinic Connect surpassed the 100K member milestone. We're thrilled to share what this community is doing for members by taking a look back at some incredible highlights and encourage you to invite others to the community!
Connect is a moderated, welcoming, online support community for patients and caregivers. Tripling its membership since 2016, today over 100,000 members share their health journeys, goals and coping strategies, and give and get support to improve their lives.
Together members help members
- Prepare as they wait for a liver transplant
- Cope with the emotional impact of heart disease
- Live well with hearing loss
- And so much more.
“Mayo Clinic Connect has been a big help in my discoveries of how to live better.” @rwinney
Take @azkidney for example. After having a nephrectomy and treatment for kidney cancer, she returned to work. She soon realized it was not going to be easy. Scared and not knowing where to turn, she found Mayo Clinic Connect where:
- Supportive members quickly assembled to answer her questions.
- She received same-day responses from fellow Connect members who had been through the same thing in the past.
- They provided valuable advice, helping her find confidence to take charge
- In an instant, she had access to a large community of people who let her know, “I’ve been there, too.”
@azkidney not only got smart advice from others with a similar experience, she also found a community – a safe place where she didn’t have to wear a brave face, could openly express her fears, and ask for help.
In their own words, members share what Mayo Clinic Connect means to them.
“When I was diagnosed with breast cancer, I had lots of questions and lots of fear. Mayo Clinic Connect was the most helpful for me, the easiest to use, and the support and knowledge of the members and moderators helped to inform and sustain me on my journey — and still does.” @cindylb
“Knowing that, if you have a setback or falter, there are others who will help you up.” @rwinney
“I’m amazed at the number of topics and issues you can explore and how much help you can find.” @texasduchess
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“I like the genuine care and empathy members show to others. If someone doesn't have an answer, someone else will know where to find information. @mauraacro
“Courtesy, lack of judgment, and total acceptance is the norm in the discussions.” @kamama94
“I have confidence that the community director, moderators and mentors are watching over the community. So, that makes me feel safe. Safety is very important for sharing in an online community.” @ihatediabetes
“I feel comfortable sharing deeply personal information because I am able to stay anonymous at the level I desire. People can get to know me, my attitudes, my opinions and my perspectives without knowing my personal contact information.” @2011panc
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“The difference I've found in the Connect community is the higher level of information and links to medical studies. That is more than just a support group: It's a way to learn from others who've been there.” @jenniferhunter
“As a member of Connect, I was invited to a group advising Mayo Clinic clinicians who are developing tools for patients managing cancer symptoms. This allows me, as a cancer patient, to make a difference in a way I could only dream of as a nurse.” @1nan
Let’s continue to grow Connect together.
Recommend Mayo Clinic Connect to a friend and share our 100K celebration post to your social networks on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram or send someone your own personal email invitation today!
Who do you want to invite to the community?