WHITLEY COUNTY – The Whitley County Health Department has launched a mobile app in hopes of making local public health information and resources more accessible to members of the Whitley County community.
Whitley County Director of Public Health Marcy Rein spoke about the app at this month’s board of health meeting, where she said the mobile app would essentially be a guide to community resources electronic.
“We’re really excited about this,” she said. “This is an opportunity to raise awareness of what the Ministry of Health does, but it is also an opportunity to facilitate the search for information on how to access community resources, as if they need help. ‘a food bank or a place to go for housing and transportation and things like that. “
The new mobile app lists all of the different health department services, as well as all kinds of community resources like food aid, recovery resources, and transportation. The app also lists all the contact information for these resources, including legal and government contacts, along with directions for getting there.
The content of the app is in English and Spanish, with most of the content available offline for users with limited data or connectivity issues.
Rein said that if anyone finds out that a resource is not listed on the app or finds incorrect information, use the “Add or edit a list” feature under “Contacts” to let the health department know that it needs to be looked at.
“We want this app to help Whitley County professionals and families all over the world,” Rein said.
Whitley County Health Department’s new mobile app is free to download from Google Play or the App Store, just search for “Whitley County Resource Guide”.