The Next Patient Chat is on Prevention

Although policies and programs can make healthy options available, people still have the responsibility to make healthy choices. People are empowered when they have the knowledge, ability, resources, and motivation to identify and make healthy choices.When people are empowered, they are able to take an active role in improving their health, support their families and friends in making healthy choices, and lead community change. — SurgeonGeneral.gov

How does an empowered patient approach prevention?

A big part of being an empowered patient is about doing whatever we can do to prevent illness from happening in the first place. So this week’s #patientchat topic is “How does an empowered patient approach prevention?” Together we will be exploring ways we can not only help ourselves but also our loved ones and our communities to get regular screenings and create habits that prevent illnesses.

Here are some questions to explore the subject:

  • How does an empowered patient approach prevention?
  • What are some challenges in getting regular screenings?
  • What daily habit most helps you stay healthy?
  • What motivates you to make healthy choices in your daily life?
  • ¬†How can we engage and empower ¬†communities to become healthier?

See you Friday May 16 at 10am PST for this exciting #patientchat!

Prevention & Health Screening Resources:

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Darla Brown

CEO & Founder at Intake.me
Darla Brown is the co-founder and CEO of Intake.me and a life long technology enthusiast and nerd. Intake.me is a digital health company focused on empowering people in their health. Darla's career in technology spans two decades, where she has successfully led engineering teams in Los Angeles to build highly scalable, consumer-facing platforms for companies like ThisNext.com, Comedy.com, Taschen Books, E*TRADE, The Jim Henson Company, and many more. She transitioned her focus into healthcare after going through cancer treatment in 2010 and finding so few technologies created from the patient's perspective. She is a strong voice for patient-centered, value based care, as well as accessibility and transparency. She is also a registered yoga teacher and meditation teacher.
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