What are Community Groups?
Community Groups on PatientsLikeMe are community centers based on your health and interests. These groups offer simpler ways to find conversations and connect with community members like you by integrating discussion forums into each group plus dedicated tools, resources and more. Think of Groups as a one-stop shop for everything related to connecting with other people about your condition.
What does this mean for how you use PatientsLikeMe each day? The biggest change is Forums will now be Discussions, and these Discussions will be contained within the groups. The way the Discussions work will not be changing, they’ll just live inside each group. This makes it easier for you to find everything related to your condition in one place.
Navigating PatientsLikeMe Community Groups
As Community Groups roll out, you’ll be automatically added to groups based on your health profile.
You can view all the Community Groups on PLM by heading to My Community.
On the My Community page, we’ll show you some quick stats about the groups you have already joined as well as other groups that may interest you. Once you join a group, we’ll also put a quick link to your groups in your My Community menu.
Clicking into a Community Group, you’ll see the overview page with information about the group, as well as a menu with options to view discussions, resources members and more! Menu options may vary from group to group.
Community Groups integrate with the discussion forums, so you can stay up to date on important conversations from within the group. Click Discussion from the menu to get started.
As you continue to browse the menu in your Community Group, you’ll find it easier to find other community members as well as PatientsLikeMe curated resources, events and more.
Resources is a great place to find articles, links, videos, and other information about your conditions and managing your health. Don't see any resources in your group yet? Don't worry! We're adding more regularly!
Questions? Contact us.