Colleen Young is internationally recognized for her expertise in building online health communities that thrive. She’s the Founder of Health Care Social Media Canada (#hcsmca) – an inclusive, cross-disciplinary community driving social collaboration for better health and health care. She is also the Community Strategist for Canadian Virtual Hospice a virtual community for people living with or caring for someone with a life-limiting illness. Her current work of passion is consulting with the Mayo Clinic on the redesign of their online communities Mayo Clinic Connect and the Social Media Health Network.
In 2012, Colleen was awarded the Journal of Medical Internet Research Award at the Medicine 2.0 Congress at Harvard University. Publications include Community Management That Works. She frequently speaks and writes about chronic illness in the digital age and the impact of social web in health and health care.