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The following mobile applications (apps) provide assistance and information regarding different health symptoms and VA location(s).
- MOVE!® Coach is a weight self-management app that provides education, tools, and guidance designed to help you meet your weight and health goals. The app allows you to monitor, track, and receive feedback regarding your progress. It also provides users with the motivational resources needed to successfully overcome challenges and meet their goals.
- Stay Quit Coach helps you “stay quit” after you stop smoking with tools to control cravings, reminder messages and support links. Stay Quit Coach is best used while in treatment with a therapist or after your treatment has ended.
- Concussion Coach provides you with resources to help you manage symptoms of concussion or mild to moderate traumatic brain injury. Concussion Coach can be used alone, but may be more helpful when used along with treatment from a provider.
- The Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry, is an online database of health information provided by OEF/OIF/OND or 1990-1991 Gulf War Veterans and Service members. You can view Airborne Hazards and Burn Pit resources and includes information on eligibility to be entered into the registry.
- CBT-i Coach helps you get the most out of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-i) so that you can develop good sleep habits and sleep better. CBT-i Coach is best used while in therapy with a provider.
- Mindfulness Coach provides you with tools and guided exercises to help you practice mindfulness, which means paying purposeful attention to the present moment without passing judgment on it or your feelings. Mindfulness Coach can be used alone, but is not intended as a substitute for therapy.
- PTSD Coach, developed by VA's National Center for PTSD in cooperation with T2, helps you learn about and cope with the symptoms related to Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) that commonly occur following trauma. PTSD Coach can be used alone, but is not intended as a substitute for mental health treatment.
- PE Coach, developed by VA in cooperation with T2, helps you work with a mental health professional during Prolonged Exposure (PE) therapy. PE therapy is used to reduce symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) by helping you decrease distress about your trauma by engaging with reminders of the experience (triggers). The App helps you track your progress, appointments and PTSD symptoms. PE Coach is not a self-help tool and should only be used while in therapy with a provider.
- Act Coach was designed for Veterans, Servicemembers and others who are in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) with a mental health professional and want to use an ACT App in conjunction with their therapy. The App is designed to improve rates of patient participation in treatment and, as a result, treatment outcomes.
- Ask a Pharmacist enables you to access information about VA pharmacies and medication easily — with the comfort of knowing the information is valid and from trusted sources. If you have a verified My HealtheVet account (credentials for VA’s personal health record), you can link to VA pharmacy and Secure Messaging services via the app, allowing you to quickly go to your personal medication and health information as well as learn about pharmacy-related topics. (iOS, Android, and Windows operating systems, and is supported by these Internet browsers: Internet Explorer 11 and higher, Safari 7 and higher, Google Chrome 40 and higher, and Mozilla Firefox 36 and higher.
- With Moving Forward you can access on-the-go tools and learn problem solving skills to overcome obstacles and deal with stress. The App is designed for Veterans and Service members, but is useful for anyone with stressful problems. It is especially helpful in managing challenges such as: returning to civilian life, balancing school and family life, financial difficulties, relationship problems, difficult career decisions, and coping with physical injuries. It may be used alone or in combination with the free Moving Forward online course. The Moving Forward mobile App and online course were developed by VA and Department of Defense (DoD) and mental health subject matter experts across the country. (Currently for iOS devices only)
- Exposure Ed, developed by VA, delivers information on military-related exposures to health care providers.
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