behavioral health

Educational Workshops Train Military Providers to Integrate Mobile Apps into Clinical Care

As the Education and Training Program lead at Defense Health Agency (DHA) Connected Health, I get a lot of questions from providers about what to expect from one of our mobile health training workshops. My answer? You’ll get a ton of great information on integrating mobile health applications into your clinical care, including what you need to know about security, privacy and ethical issues. These workshops are interactive, allowing clinicians to role-play sessions and gain hands-on, practical experience that can be integrated into their clinical care.

Moving Mental Health "Left of Bang"

Whenever there’s an incident involving deadly force in the military, a review is conducted afterward. Looking at the timeline of events leading up to the incident, reviewers try to figure out how they could have intervened earlier to prevent the event — in military slang, they want to know how they could have gotten “left of bang.”

How Mobile Apps Can Help With Your Therapy

If you're receiving counseling, at some point your health care provider may ask you to consider using a mobile app to help with your therapy. Amanda Edwards-Stewart, the program lead for innovations at the Defense Department’s National Center for Telehealth & Technology (T2), is also a board-certified clinical psychologist who uses apps with military patients. She sat down with us to share why she thinks mobile apps can be helpful, and how they can help people manage challenges like anxiety, anger and depression.

Hashtags for Health: 5 Ways to Use Social Media for Health Promotion

Air Force provider checks vitals on an airman.

I am a reluctant newcomer to Twitter. Like many in my age bracket, I found it overwhelming and annoying at first glance. However, I’ve grudgingly become a regular user and now I think of tweeting as an additional opportunity to reach our health care teams and beneficiaries.

There’s more to social media than just getting the latest cool science updates from NASA or the operating status of the government. In fact, you can use social media to promote health and meet your team’s mission. Here are a few ideas:

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