Vital Connections is our online Caring Patient and Caregiver Community.
The following benefits of this community will enable you to:
FIND OTHER organizations and resources who provide assistance and support
RECEIVE Compensation & Rewards for participating in short online surveys and research
RECEIVE up to date condition specific health education & information
LEARN more about clinical trials which may be appropriate for you
LEARN about and enroll in patient research studies
CONNECT to other members for Inspiration, Motivation & Support
READ posts & stories from other members
POST your stories, thoughts, ideas, photos, videos to share with others
PARTICIPATE in surveys and polls
Vital Connections is 100% FREE to join and your privacy is and will always be protected!
Vital Connections Education Topics
HEALTH SUPPORT SERVICES:
Vital Options International is committed to helping Patients, Caregivers, Survivors and their Families find Health Support Services from Trusted Partners and Organizations throughout the world. Here are a list of resources that we hope will be able to assist you in finding the support you require.
Lets face it, we are all getting older! Here you can connect to each other to share your stories about aging and provide helpful tips and tools to assist in the aging process.
Caregiver burnout is Real! Here you can discuss ideas and share tools to combat caregiver burnout.
During this Global epidemic, safety needs to be our #1 Priority. Here we can share tips, suggestions, photos or stories on: How to stay safe, How we are spending our days, How we are helping our neighbors, or Just share a little humor to brighten your day.
DIET & NUTRITION:
This is a general discussion to provide our community with the skills and resources to make better diet and nutritional choices in order to combat obesity, related chronic conditions and live a healthier life.
EXERCISE & FITNESS:
General discussion regarding Exercise & Fitness so we all can recognize and act upon the importance of staying physically fit.
LGBTQ: Older Adults: Resources & Support
LGBT Older Adults can discuss their issues, have resources sent to them and be connected to each other as a group or individually.
LGBTQ: General Discussion
General Discussion to enhance conversations about LGBTQ resources, support and challenges. We hope increased knowledge will empower the everyone to be in control of their health and improve their overall wellbeing.
General discussion to inform our community members that are curious about the science and clinical application of medical cannabis.
General Discussion to enhance conversations about health-related issues that are unique to or especially important for men. We hope increased knowledge will empower men to be in control of their health and improve their overall wellbeing.
MENTAL HEALTH: Bipolar Disorder
Discussion to increase the awareness of Bipolar Disorder. We hope to shed light and share resources that educate and assist those struggling with or battling Bipolar Disorder.
MENTAL HEALTH: Depression
Discussion to increase the awareness of Depression. We hope to shed light and share resources that educate and assist those struggling with or battling Depression.
MENTAL HEALTH: Schizophrenia
Discussion to increase the awareness of Schizophrenia. We hope to shed light and share resources that educate and assist those struggling with or battling Schizophrenia.
OSTEOARTHRITIS: General Education/Tools
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, affecting millions of people worldwide. It occurs when the protective cartilage that cushions the ends of your bones wears down over time. Although osteoarthritis can damage any joint, the disorder most commonly affects joints in your hands, knees.
General discussion to address the many concerns and questions of those undergoing a transplant, those on an organ recipient waiting list or those contemplating organ donation.
General discussion to bring awareness to pain management solutions for patients living with chronic pain.
General discussion to enhance conversations about health-related issues that can be alleviated with therapy animals. We hope this program increases your knowledge about the benefits of therapy animals as well as provide relevant information for your pets health and wellbeing.
SUBSTANCE ABUSE & ADDICTION:
General discussion to provide skills and resources to our community members who are struggling with or at risk for substance abuse and other addictive behaviors.
General discussion about health-related issues that are unique to or especially important for women. We hope increased knowledge will empower women to be in control of their health and improve their overall wellbeing.
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