Mobile Health Resources Available Online for Military Providers

Picture of Tripler Army Medical Center

Tripler Army Medical Center, located on the beautiful Hawaiian island of Oahu, sprawls atop a lush hill like a pretty pink palace. In December 2016, psychologists from the Defense Department’s National Center of Telehealth & Technology (T2) led 84 military clinicians at Tripler through a one-day workshop on how to integrate mobile health technologies (like mobile apps) into their practices.

Feedback from the attendees included:

  • “This training has been amazing and I am so glad I came. It really should be mandatory.”
  • “Excellent training! Very knowledgeable, great energy and kept engaged and thoughtful.”
  • “One of my favorite trainings over the past couple years.”
  • “Thanks for the workbook and resources! You are each exceptionally knowledgeable and dynamic presenters! Thank you!”
  • “It was inspiring.”

Because of feedback like this, and more from over 600 military health care providers who attended T2 workshops over the last few years, T2 staff knew the training was useful. The challenge was how to get this valuable training and resources out to more than a few hundred providers a year. Because face-to-face training sessions can only accommodate a limited amount of attendees, T2 staff put their heads together to work out a solution.

With the goal to reach more clinicians, the training team recently launched a new Education and Training page on the T2 website. The page offers resources for both providers and patients on how to use mobile apps and websites as part of their behavioral health care. These resources include:

Provider Training
Face-to-face workshops, webinars, live community-of-practice sessions, online social forums and other training opportunities.

Provider Resources
Clinician guides and product overviews on Defense Department and Department of Veterans Affairs mobile apps and websites, and information to help integrate mobile health into clinical care include:

Patient Resources
Providers can share product overview handouts on T2 and Department of Veterans Affairs mobile apps and websites with their patients. Some of the most popular patient resources include:

The psychologist, social workers, physicians and nurses who attended the December training at Tripler made time for training without having to travel outside their workplace. Now with the launch of the new Education and Training page on the T2 website, providers around the world can access many of the same course resources.

Christina Armstrong, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist and the Program Lead for the Education & Training Program at the National Center for Telehealth & Technology (T2).

The views expressed are those of the author and do not reflect the official policy or position of the National Center for Telehealth & Technology, the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health & Traumatic Brain Injury, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.
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