A new app to help people improve their health through changing lifestyle, establishing goals and tracking progress has been launched by the World Health Professions Alliance (WHPA), of which WCPT is a member.
The app, named HealthyScore, is available for Android and iOS devices and is aimed at the public and their health professionals. It is the electronic version of the WHPA’s Health Improvement Card – a central component of the alliance’s non-communicable disease campaign, launched in 2011. The guidance was developed jointly by WHPA members representing nurses, pharmacists, physical therapists, dentists and doctors.
The app helps people work towards agreed health goals, and rate their habits on a traffic light system. Behaviours in red are risky, those in yellow indicate caution and those in green are healthy. The app provides users with customisable reminders to help them move their behaviours towards green.
It is designed to be used in collaboration with health professionals, who will be able to help individuals develop targeted interventions to improve health and well being.