iPhone & Android


ARC Hurricane  American Red Cross Hurricane: “Be ready for severe weather with Hurricane by American Red Cross - A hurricane tracker app available for iPhone and Android. Monitor conditions in your area or throughout the storm track, prepare your family and home, find help and let others know you are safe even if the power is out – a must have for anyone who lives in an area where a hurricane may strike or has loved ones who do.”

 

ARC Tornado  American Red Cross Tornado: “Get your family and home ready for a tornado with the official Tornado App from the American Red Cross. The tornado-warning app puts everything you need to know to prepare for a tornado – and all that comes with it – in the palm of your hand. With interactive quizzes and simple step-by-step advice it’s never been easier to be ready.”

 

Breathe2Relax  Breathe2Relax: “Breathe2Relax is a portable stress management tool. Breathe2Relax is a hands-on diaphragmatic breathing exercise. Breathing exercises have been documented to decrease the body's 'fight-or-flight' (stress) response, and help with mood stabilization, anger control, and anxiety management.  Breathe2Relax can be used as a stand-alone stress reduction tool, or can be used in tandem with clinical care directed by a healthcare worker.”

 

FEMA  Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): “Government disaster response at the touch of a button. Learn how to respond to disasters, keep your family safe, apply for assistance, and help others in case of floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, terrorism, or other disasters. We continue to add new relevant information, in both English and Spanish, working to ensure that Americans have easy access to the tools they need to prepare for and, when needed, recover from a disaster in their community. Future enhancements include the ability to check on the status of an application and update an existing application.”

 

ARC First Aid  First Aid by American Red Cross:  Accidents happen. The official American Red Cross First Aid app puts expert advice for everyday emergencies in your hand. Get the app and be prepared for what life brings. With videos, interactive quizzes and simple step-by-step advice it’s never been easier to know first aid.”

 

My Military Life  My Military Life:   “Kids, careers, deployments, and moves are often a big part of your military life. It can be a challenge managing everything to keep your military family moving in the right direction. MyMilitaryLife is a new app created by the National Military Family Association to help military spouses navigate the many adventures of military life. Download the app, fill out a brief questionnaire, and receive personalized to-do lists to get to your goal and resources to use along the way.”

 

mTBI Pocket Guide  mTBI Pocket Guide: “In collaboration with the Traumatic Brain Injury Clinical Standards of Care Directorate of the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE)the National Center for Telehealth and Technology (T2) developed a smartphone Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Pocket Guide to provide care providers with a comprehensive, quick reference that includes clinical practice guidelines for assessing and treating service members and Veterans who have sustained a mild TBI.”

 

Operation Reach Out  Operation Reach Out: Military Community Awareness-Digital (MCA-D) introduces a smartphone app aimed at preventing suicide among military personnel and veterans. OPERATION REACH OUT is designed to encourage people to reach out for help when they are having suicidal thoughts, and to
help those who are concerned about family members, spouses, or fellow service members who may be suicidal.”

 

Provider Resilience  Provider Resilience: “Provider Resilience gives health care providers tools to guard against burnout and compassion fatigue as they help service members, veterans, and their families.”

 

PTSD Coach  PTSD Coach: “PTSD Coach was designed for Veterans and military Service Members who have, or may have, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This app provides users with education about PTSD, information about professional care, a self-assessment for PTSD, opportunities to find support, and tools that can help users manage the stresses of daily life with PTSD. Tools range from relaxation skills and positive self-talk to anger management and other common self-help strategies. Users can customize tools based on their preferences and can integrate their own contacts, photos, and music. This app can be used by people who are in treatment as well as those who are not. PTSD Coach was created by VA’s National Center for PTSD and DoD’s National Center for Telehealth & Technology.”

 

Ready Georgia  Ready Georgia: “The Ready Georgia mobile app, created by the Georgia Emergency Management Agency and the Georgia Department of Public Health, is an interactive tool that makes it easier than ever to be prepared for emergencies. The app includes robust features not previously available in one mobile application.”

 

T2 Mood Tracker T2 Mood Tracker: "T2 Mood Tracker is a mobile application that allows users to monitor and track emotional health. Originally developed as a tool for service members to easily record and review their behavior changes, particularly after combat deployments, it has now become very popular with many civilian users around the world. The app records a range of emotions for anxiety, depression, head injury, stress, posttraumatic stress and a user’s general well-being. Users can also create items to track their progress in unique areas. The saved results are displayed in an easy-understand graph. The data is saved in a graphical or spreadsheet file which can be transferred by e-mail or other wireless connection."

 

iPhone Only


EPA AIRNow  EPA Air Now: “The AIRNow iPhone application will provide an increasingly mobile public with real-time air quality information that people can use to protect their health when planning their daily activities.  The app will allow users to get location-specific reports on current air quality and air quality forecasts for both ozone and fine particle pollution (PM2.5).  Air quality maps from the AIRNow website provide visual depictions of current and forecast air quality nationwide, and a page on air quality-related health effects explains what actions people can take to protect their health at different AQI levels, such as “code orange.”

 

ARC Shelter View American Red Cross: Shelter View: “When disaster strikes know when and where shelters have been opened to provide assistance.  Offered by the American Red Cross, the application maps locations and shelter details across the United States. Zoom in to the local area. View shelter details: the agency managing the shelter, capacity of the shelter and current population, the associated disaster event and the specific shelter address and location.”

 

Health Hotline Health Hotlines: “A directory of organizations with toll-free telephone numbers. This database contains descriptions of almost 9,000 biomedical organizations and resources. Some of the subject areas included in Health Hotlines are AIDS, cancer and other diseases and disorders, maternal and child health, aging, substance abuse, disabilities, and mental health. Organizations fall into many categories including government agencies, information and referral centers, professional societies, support groups and voluntary associations. Health Hotlines is a community service to help the public locate health-related information.”

 

Psychological First Aid  Psychological First Aid (PFA): “Following disasters or emergencies, the PFA Mobile app can assist responders who provide Psychological First Aid (PFA) to adults, families, and children. Materials in PFA Mobile are adapted from the Psychological First Aid Field Operations Guide (2nd Edition).”

 

Tactical Breather  Tactical Breather: “Tactical Breathing Trainer can be used to gain control over physiological and psychological responses to stress.  Through repetitive practice and training, anyone can learn to gain control of your heart rate, emotions, concentration, and other physiological and Psychological responses to your body during stressful situations.”

Android Only

S.O.S.  S.O.S.: “The American Red Cross and Dr. Oz have teamed up with Sharecare to create the ultimate emergency care app exclusively for Android mobile devices. The S.O.S. app provides step-by-step video narration by Dr. Oz and follow-along demonstrations allowing people to quickly and confidently respond to common emergency situations with the goal of saving lives. This free app also includes an expansive Resource Guide for easy access to additional emergency care information.”



Mobile Ready Website

National Resource Directory  National Resource Directory: “The National Resource Directory (NRD) is a website for connecting Wounded Warriors, Service Members, Veterans, and their families with those who support them.  It provides access to services and resources at the national, state and local levels to support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration. Visitors can find information on a variety of topics including benefits & compensation, education & training, employment, family & caregiver support, health, homeless assistance, housing, transportation & travel and other services & resources.”