Canbewell: Canada's only bilingual preventive care app

Posted on Friday, February 12, 2021

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Are you tired of “fixing” conditions that could have been prevented? Save time by recommending the Canbewell app, a reliable resource complete with videos and interactive information to your patients. Patients can access information on this app that will make your visit with them (virtual or in-person) shorter and smoother. This may include:

  • Instructions for locating the closest food bank during the pandemic.
  • An interactive tool for patients to determine cardiovascular age or risk.

Canbewell is the only Canadian preventive care app for adults providing bilingual evidence-based information to patients and providers. The app was developed by Dr. Cleo Mavriplis and collaborators thanks to a DFM PRIME grant. Recently, the app was presented at AFHTO and was chosen as a subject for the podcast, Healthcare Changemakers (listen to the episode).

How to get involved

Have a look at the app and watch our 90 second video. Keeping the app's content up to date is a big task! Dr. Mavriplis is seeking your help or opinion for the following:

  • Collaborators to keep an eye out for updates in their preferred topic of preventive care.
  • Suggestions for funding opportunities to keep the app operational and up-to-date.
  • Your opinion on whether COVID-19 should be included as a topic (difficult to keep up to date!).

Share your thoughts with the team at

What's next for Canbewell?

  • Scaling the app for use across Canada.
  • Adding more content for marginalized populations.
  • Thanks to an FMRSP project by Dr. Marie-Ève Eyahpaise (PGY2, Montfort), preventative care information for transgender patients will soon be included.

Watch our video

Instructions to save the Canbewell app to your phone or tablet

Launch the Canbewell app

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