Participant Empowerment: Kelle’s Story

Core to Canary Health is our focus on empowering individuals and putting them at the center of their health journey. We’re privileged to support tens of thousands of people on their journey to better health and improved quality of life. We see every day the power that their stories have on their fellow participants.

We’re currently analyzing more than 5,000 Action Plans from participants in our diabetes workshops. Only 7% of those Action Plans were goals related to diabetes care. Most, maybe not surprisingly, were about diet and/or physical activity. Interestingly, 2.7% were specific goals to spend more time on a personal hobby, while participants 65 years or older were 45% more likely to make a plan to spend more time on their hobby. Letting individuals set their own plans is core to empowering them.

In this video, Kelle talks about how taking back her life meant taking back control – “ownership” – of her chronic condition. We’re thankful BCBH helped empower her.

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