Safeway launched an online and mobile platform that uses web communities and anonymous peers to encourage individuals in their physical and mental health journeys. The social health platform offers employees and their families access to educational resources, health experts and peer support in condition-specific communities, including alcohol addiction, depression, heart health, cancer, stress reduction, diabetes, obesity, tobacco cessation and caregiver support.
Safeway launched the platform by OneHealth as a pilot program in March 2013. Its moderated by professional health coaches and offers support from peers. Members can join any community offered, which include behavioral, chronic condition and moderated mental health support. For Safeway, the OneHealth platform communities are grouped into either emotional and physical health or recovery. Sample communities for emotional and physical health include anxiety support, asthma support, autism support, diabetes support, stress support, pain management support, and veteran support. Recovery community examples are Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon, and Gamblers Anonymous.
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