Better Choices, Better Health® BCBH Participant Research

By Katy Plant & Corina Paraschiv   More than three decades ago, the original Better Choices, Better Health®(BCBH) research team identified the important skills to develop for those self-managing chronic conditions. While these skills are consistent, the motivation for achieving healthy living goals, however, may vary greatly from one individual to another. So to better […]

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VA Expands its Caregiver Support Services

This Fall, VA Caregiver Support Services will be expanding their program of comprehensive assistance for family caregivers. Over the last 6 years, our Building Better Caregivers® (BBC) program has been available to all Caregivers who are caring for a Veteran from any era. To date over 9,000 Caregivers have enrolled in Building Better Caregivers. The […]

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Canary Peers Announces Partnership with UCSF

This week Canary Peers announces our partnership with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF).  UCSF  has received funding for a 5-year National Institutes of Health research study on caregivers utilizing our Building Better Caregivers® program as the study intervention program. The study is open to caregivers living in rural areas of the United States […]

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What Makes Peers, Peers – Meet Candii

What makes Canary Peers uniquely peers, are our workshop facilitators and mentors. Often when people learn about our programs, they can instantly tell we are using a different approach than most digital therapeutic services. That’s because all of our online workshops are facilitated or coached by workshop leaders who are living with a chronic condition […]

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Just When Needed It Most, Community-based Organizations Forced to Cancel Peer Workshops

By Katy Plant In this newsletter and many other forums, we have shared the impact peer-driven self-management support has had to increase self-efficacy, reduce anxiety, and improve outcomes.  With COVID-19 both exacerbating fears of co-morbid conditions and creating its own challenges through shelter-at-home, this kind of support is needed now more than ever.  Unfortunately, in […]

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Understanding Why Participants Sign-up For BCBH

By Katy Plant   As we’ve discussed in the past, we’re committed to ensuring as great a user experience as we can for our program participants.  This means not only a rigorous process of user testing prior to launching new features, but a continuous process of reviewing feedback.  Recently, we reviewed the self-reported reasons participants […]

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