The Power of Peers Providing Caregiver Support

All Home Care Matters was honored to welcome Katy Plant, GM of Canary Health and Dr. Veronica Yank M.D. of UCSF to the show to discuss the Power of Peers Providing Caregiver Support with Building Better Caregivers with Canary Health.

Katy trained in Public Health and has worked in digital health for over 2 decades. She spent 15 years at Stanford University as a researcher at the School of Medicine where she worked on a variety of studies spanning women’s health, chronic disease prevention, cancer survivors, diabetes self-management, and caregiving. She has considerable experience with developing online programs for people with chronic health conditions and their caregivers and has co-authored numerous research papers. Katy has also spent time working at the National Council on Aging as a Product Director, and continues to have a passion for working with older adults.

Katy is an inventor of the Building Better Caregivers® online program offered Nationally at the VA. Katy is currently the General Manager for a digital therapeutics company, Canary Health. When Katy is not working, you can usually find her on a soccer field somewhere in Northern California.

Dr. Veronica Yank is a primary care physician-investigator. Her research focuses on informal (family/friend) caregivers and on improving care to prevent and manage chronic conditions in primary care, community, and home-based settings, particularly conditions associated with elevated cardiovascular disease risk (e.g., diabetes, chronic kidney disease), older adults, and heavy caregiver burden (e.g., dementia). She does health services research, community-based randomized controlled trials, and implementation studies using mixed methods with LatinX, urban, and rural underserved patients, families, and communities. She is core faculty within the Multiethnic Health Equity Research Center and Co-Director of the National Clinician Scholars Program at UCSF.