We started the Self Care Movement in 2016 hoping to build a strong community of people living with chronic illnesses and we want to thank you all for making that possible. With the launch of the Self Care Movement blog and a successful turnout at our first ever Self Care Movement Summit this past July in Toronto, we are excited to see where the new year will take us.
As our community grows, so too do our partnerships. We are always working towards introducing new members to the Health Storylines family (welcome PBC and Positive Living BC!) and watching our current partners thrive. 2016 has allowed us to initiate new opportunities to embrace the power of patient advocacy and we hope to see this momentum continue into the new year. This past October saw our first Self Care Design Challenge winner Kristy Speaks travel to our Toronto offices in a collaborative effort with our development team to create a new health tool for the Schizophrenia Health Storylines app (soon to launch in January!).
At the end of the year and this holiday season, we want to celebrate our successes with the people that have made it possible – you. So on behalf of the Health Storylines team, may you have the happiest and healthiest of holiday seasons and we look forwarding to working with you in the new year!