Holiday wishes from our CEO

To Our Health Storylines Community,

Another year is ending but as I like to tell our hardworking team, we must always view every ending as a new beginning. From Day 1 when we started in 2014, our patients were the heart and core of our work and vision to build what we know now as Health Storylines. We wanted to start a different kind of revolution enabling you to become active participants in the journey to transform healthcare.  

28,000 people later, we want to thank everyone who has taken the time to download Health Storylines and provide us with the feedback to make sure that your experience is the best it can be. From design to campaigns, each member of our team puts your interest at the center of every action they do. Why? Because we believe making change in healthcare means putting the patient before everything else and as patients ourselves, we’d like to believe that we want to see change as much as you do. As partners in care, we want to see how far we can go in disrupting the healthcare system to put our interests first. 

This past June, we launched the Self Care Movement with the hopes of building a community of people living with chronic conditions, as a celebration of the greatness in the ordinary. Through the Self Care Movement, we provide the patient community with a platform to recognize the importance of self care and the small victories that you win each day. 

Each day, you inspire all of us to understand your health journeys in a way to elevate your voice and pull together the collective stories that bring about the change our system needs to deliver better standards of care. At the end of the day, we want to translate your stories into a language that your physicians, healthcare systems, and pharmaceutical companies understand.  

Today, we celebrate the great partnership we’ve built with you. Together, we stand in unity as a force to be reckoned with. To make our own decisions, to drive our healthcare outcomes, to build awareness - no matter what the reason, we are stronger when we work with each other. 

May we ask for your continuous help in building the most comprehensive collection of health stories that will shape the design of our health future. And with that I, along with the rest of the team, would like to wish you the happiest and healthiest holiday season! 

Yours Sincerely,

Grace Soyao, Founder & CEO, Self Care Catalysts