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Mobile App Reviews: 52 Weeks for Women's Health

52 Weeks for Women's Health is a mobile app created by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) to educate and empower women by informing them of health issues affecting their lives, offering them ways to use this knowledge to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

E-Government Tool Reviews: TOXMAP

The National Library of Medicine’s TOXMAP gathers data from the EPA Toxic Release Inventory, the EPA Superfund National Priorities List, and Environment Canada’s National Pollutant Release Inventory and places reported releases and Superfund sites, as well as details on the chemicals involved in each release or decontamination effort and the amount of hazardous substance released in a given year at each site on an interactive map.

E-Government Tool Reviews: HRSA Data Warehouse

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is responsible for improving access to health care for the nation's poor and underserved, while delivering funding and support to medical professionals who
care for those affected communities. More than just a repository for the agency's data, the HRSA Data Warehouse (HDW) allows visitors to explore and use a wide range of health data through interactive, customizable tools such as charts and maps.

App Reviews: PTSD Coach

In order to address the growing trend of military personnel and veterans experiencing PTSD, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in cooperation with the VA’s National Center for PTSD and DoD’s National Center for Telehealth & Technology created the PTSD Coach application as a tool to help sufferers cope with the effects of the disorder. According to the description in the Google Play store, the purpose of the app is to provide “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."

Website Reviews: Womenshealth.gov

Womenshealth.gov is a website managed by the Office on Women’s Health (OWH) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Covering a range of broad topics, this website seeks to educate people on how the female body works and provide easy-access channels to helpful resources. The website focuses on information and resources including educational tools and support programs regarding the physical and mental health of women and girls.

App Reviews

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Available from Government Agencies

Learn about apps developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Website Reviews: LiveWell

LiveWell is a British government website – a component of the larger webpage of the National Health Service (NHS) - dedicated to providing information about health, fitness, and nutrition to residents of the United Kingdom.

Website Reviews: Fitness.gov

Fitness.gov serves as a portal and repository of basic information for its users, who could really be anyone looking for information on wellness, to information on active lifestyles, physical fitness, and healthy eating. As the website for the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition, though, it also functions as the home for information on that organization, including biographies of the council members and staff profiles.

Mobile App Reviews: Health eCards Mobile Application

The Health eCards Mobile Application, created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), enables users to e-mail virtual cards containing health information along with a portal to the CDC web site. By providing basic information and encouraging deeper exploration of an e-government site, the app attempts a worthy and complex service: to enable an information search for a specific health issue.

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