|[December 06, 2012]
Alliance Health Networks and meQuilibrium Partner to Offer Free Online Stress Management Support During Holiday Season
SALT LAKE CITY & BOSTON --(Business Wire)--
Alliance Health Networks, the leading social networking company serving
consumers and the healthcare industry, and meQuilibrium today announced
a partnership that will provide meQuilibrium's online stress management
solutions to members of Alliance Health's condition-specific social
health networks this holiday season.
Through the end of the year any Alliance Health member will be able to
try meQuilibrium's meQ - an interactive coaching system designed to help
users understand and manage their stress - free for 45 days. meQ was
built upon years of research and clinical validation, and will give
Alliance Health members already coping with the stress of managing a
chronic health condition a personalized action plan tailored to their
individual needs. Alliance Health has a growing portfolio of social
health networks currently serving more than 1.5 million registered
members across more than 50 condition-specific communities - such as www.diabeticconnect.com
"Dealing with a health condition can be stressful in and of itself, but
this stress is magnified with abundance of activities and demands
associated with the holidays," said Dan Hickey, senior vice president of
product at Alliance Health Networks. "We recognize that everyone's
health journey is unique, and we love that meQuilibrium approaches
stress management in much the same way. I have no doubt that our members
will benefit this holiday season from the personalized assistance
they'll get from this offer."
Alliance Health members can access the free tral offer by linking to
the meQuilibrium site through any participating Alliance Health
community. After creating a meQ account, members will be asked to take
an in-depth stress assessment that identifies the fundamental factors
influencing one's ability to manage and respond to stress. Once a
personalized action plan is created, users will be taken step-by-step
through progressive skill building techniques and will have
round-the-clock online support from meQuilibrium's community of
"Alliance Health Networks leads the market in building and maintaining
high quality patient communities, and we see tremendous value in our
partnership," meQuilibrium CEO and founder Jan Bruce said, "Together we
provide the essential proven support systems for improving well-being
when you are managing chronic disease - self-awareness, a system for
dialing down stressors, and social support to maintain behavior change. "
For information on how to become a member of one of Alliance Health's
social health networks, visit www.aliancehealthnetworks.com.
For more information on meQuilibrium and the meQ system, visit www.mequilibrium.com.
meQuilibrium provides people with measurable methods to improve their
lifestyles and optimize their potential - to live dramatically
healthier, more productive and satisfying lives. The company's product
is an online, interactive program that offers personalized support and
guidance for people wanting to take charge of their stress. The system
offers a next generation blend of web, video and mobile technologies to
deliver highly personalized, measurable 360° lifestyle programs that
promote wellness in mind, body, surroundings and community connection.
Using stress as an entry point, meQuilibrium focuses on the
wellness/productivity/personal-growth marketplace. meQuilibrium is sold
as a modular, self-paced subscription service.
Available to individuals and as a corporate SaaS (News - Alert) solution,
meQuilibrium's digital program is based on the clinically validated
research of Chief Science Office and Brookings Institution Fellow Dr.
Andrew Shatte and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Adam Perlman, Executive
Director of Integrative Medicine and Wellness at Duke University.
Headquartered in Newton, Mass., meQuilibrium is led by CEO Jan Bruce, a
successful serial entrepreneur in consumer health and wellness. The
company is backed by Chrysalis Ventures and notable investors in
healthcare and technology.
About Alliance Health Networks
Alliance Health Networks is building a free and independent social
engagement platform that gives people the power to navigate their
personal health journey. The company owns and operates more than 50
social networks and 20 mobile versions serving over 1.5 million
registered members. Alliance Health leverages social networks to help
consumers more actively manage their care through personal connections,
powerful tools, and deeper insights. The company's investors include New
World Ventures, Physic Ventures, Highway 12 Ventures, EPIC Ventures and
Voyager Capital. For more information, visit: www.alliancehealthnetworks.com.
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