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Wed, Mar 18 4:12pm · COVID-19: Information you can trust and share - Monthly Mission in Mayo Clinic Champions


Stay informed

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, you can make a difference for others. Mayo Clinic is a source of trusted health information and helping spread the facts is important. Your #MonthlyMission is to stay informed on the latest COVID-19 news from Mayo Clinic experts and share that news on social media. Also, you can follow Mayo Clinic on Facebook and Twitter for the latest information on COVID-19 in your feeds.

Stay connected

You may be cut off from some of your normal support systems with social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can stay socially connected by chatting with others on Mayo Clinic Connect’s online discussion groups. There is also a new COVID-19 Support Group with discussions around coping, passing the time, disinfecting your home and more.

Stay safe

Older adults and those with serious chronic medical conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes and lung disease, are at higher risk of developing serious complications if infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. To reduce infection, we all should consider these tips:

  • Avoid contact with people who are sick.
  • Practice social distancing.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth if your hands aren’t clean.
  • Determine who can care for you if you become ill.

Wed, Feb 19 2:46pm · You know where to go...others should to - Monthly Mission in Mayo Clinic Champions


As a Champion, when it’s time to find answers, you know where to go. Mayo Clinic’s current messaging shows the health care journey for those that come here for the right answers, seamless care, and expertise. Which video resonates with your experience?


Wed, Jan 29 12:29pm · What helps you help others? in Mayo Clinic Champions

Hello @oldkarl, Thanks for reaching out. I'm sorry you've been having trouble. Mayo Clinic generally doesn't require a doctor's referral so you can go ahead and make an appointment yourself. But your insurance might need a referral so it's a good idea to check with your insurance company about coverage requirements first.

Wed, Jan 22 1:19pm · What helps you help others? in Mayo Clinic Champions

Two big motivators for being a Champion are helping others find answers and telling your health care story. In our latest email we’ve asked you to vote on what is most useful for you as a Champion. As the results come in, we’ve provided more information and resources on each option to help you discover more about what you find important.


What’s useful as you help other find health care answers or tell your story?

Tips on visiting Mayo like travel info or navigating insurance/billing

The Mayo Clinic Patient Visitor Guide provides practical information about getting care at Mayo Clinic. It helps to know appointment information such as insurance coverage, cost estimations, and why getting a referral might make sense for your insurance. You can also get a better understanding about what to bring to Mayo Clinic and what to expect once you are here. The Patient Visitor Guide is helpful to handle many of questions and concerns of those who may be planning a trip to Mayo Clinic.

Having the latest medical news from Mayo Clinic

Getting the latest health information, medical news, and scientific breakthroughs from Mayo Clinic is useful to stay up to date on what interests you. The Champion Newsfeed pulls the latest updates from around Mayo Clinic into a single list for you to discover. Additionally you can easily share it from your social channels or email to help others see what Mayo Clinic is doing in medicine.

Resources on how to share your story

Some Champions like to share their experience with a broader audience to make a bigger impact. We’ve had Champions talk at support groups, their local church, and even formal presentations like TED talks. Check out the top 10 list of tips to make your next presentation go better than your last.

Having specific ways I can help or participate

Champions want to help others but don’t always know where to start or what they can do. Helping others digitally is an easy way to get started. Champions already have an account on Connect, an online community where you can share your experiences and find support from people like you, which means you can jump right into the discussions and help others who have questions or to ask a question yourself. Champions also receive smaller challenges called #MonthlyMissions through the email newsletters that are specific asks about your experience, opinions, or for you to share something with others. You can see the full list of #MonthlyMissions which can be done at any time.

Knowing where to send others to get help at Mayo

At times, you may get questions about Mayo Clinic that are beyond your personal experience, but you don’t need to know everything. Discover quick ways to direct people to more information if they are seeking care at Mayo Clinic.

Tell us more

We love hearing from our Champions and continue to shape the program based on your feedback. If there are any resources that would help you, please email us at Champions@mayo.edu or leave a comment below to let us know.

Dec 16, 2019 · Mayo Clinic Expertise, Close to Home in Mayo Clinic Champions

Many people are seen at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Arizona, Florida or Minnesota. Did you know that you can access Mayo Clinic expertise in other locations, too?  We know that it’s more convenient to get the care you need close to home. That’s why we created the Mayo Clinic Care Network.

What is the Mayo Clinic Care Network?

The Mayo Clinic Care Network is a select group of carefully vetted, community-based, independent health care systems from around the world that receive special access to Mayo Clinic knowledge, expertise and resources. Physicians at care network hospitals can collaborate with Mayo Clinic specialists on hard-to-solve medical problems and to find better answers.

Benefits for patients

Working together is the key to better health care for you and your family. We will work together so that you receive the care you need, from your trusted local physician, at no additional cost. For you this means peace of mind and access to the finest medical knowledge available, close to home.

To find a care network member near you, visit mayoclinic.org/carenetwork.



Nov 21, 2019 · How Do You Bring Up Mayo Clinic in Your Daily Life? - Monthly Mission in Mayo Clinic Champions

Thank you so much for sharing @elwooodsdad. It's amazing to see a Champion who was at Mayo Clinic over 60 years ago! I'm glad you are still talking about Mayo Clinic and the care you, your friends, and family have received here. Keep up the great work!

Nov 20, 2019 · How Do You Bring Up Mayo Clinic in Your Daily Life? - Monthly Mission in Mayo Clinic Champions

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Nov 20, 2019 · How Do You Bring Up Mayo Clinic in Your Daily Life? - Monthly Mission in Mayo Clinic Champions

@lorenwr – Glad to hear Mayo Clinic can be such a comfort for you. Keep up the great work!