Wehealth Notify 4+

Health & Safety for Everyone

University of Arizona

    • 3.7 • 130 Ratings
    • Free

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Description

Enhanced Alerts from CDC & NWS

Wehealth Notify is a free app available to the general public. It monitors verified sources of health & safety information and sends enhanced alerts with personalized action plans. Sources include the National Weather Service, the CDC, and various state, city, county and tribal agencies nationwide.

Wehealth is a Weather Ready Nation Ambassador™, an initiative of the U.S. Department of Commerce and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), to strengthen partnerships toward building community resilience in the face of increasing vulnerability to extreme weather events.

The app is anonymous and doesn’t require any personal information or location data. It is authorized by public health authorities and meets rigorous privacy and security requirements. It works in all 3,000+ counties & territories nationwide. Developed by Wehealth in collaboration with the University of Arizona and the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS).

Wehealth is a Public Benefit Corporation with a mission to build digital infrastructure to enhance global preparedness and resilience. Wehealth connects communities with public agencies, scientists, medical professionals, research labs and domain experts to improve outcomes and ensure that the solutions benefit all equitably.

Weather-Ready Nation (WRN) Ambassador™ and the Weather-Ready Nation (WRN) Ambassador™ logo are trademarks of the U.S. Department of Commerce and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, used with permission.

What’s New

Version 2.2.2

• Get notified when CDC Respiratory Illness Activity levels change in your state
• Improvements to Excessive Heat alerts including customized local resources for all counties
• New animations and other UI improvements

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
130 Ratings

130 Ratings

stellarays ,

Needs Improvement

I love the concept of this app, but I don’t think it was ready for release. To begin with, it is very unclear what the risk level ranking is out of (10?), as well as what that actually means. Each time I have been exposed it’s been ranked as a “6” with no further information. That seems like a high risk level, and yet no suggestions for next steps were made available as promised. Is 6 actually quite low? Friends who have had the same exposure times have much lower risk levels. Why is mine so high?
Additionally, the notifications are very confusing. I got a notification on Sunday (8/31) that I had had no exposures during the week. Then on Monday night (9/1) I got an alert that I had been exposed... on 8/27 and 8/28. Today I got another notification for an exposure on 8/28. I am wary of these alerts because they all look exactly the same (risk level and time exposed). Are they accurate? Is it a bug? The time exposed seems inaccurate as well. For all three of my “exposures” the times are listed as: “0min, 0min, 3min, 0min” in that exact order. My friends have the same for different supposed exposures on different dates. This app needs more information and more clarity.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for your feedback! All of these issues are resolved. For any further help, please submit a ticket at https://help.wehealth.org/ and our support team will follow-up right away.

McManduh ,

Love the idea, but…

I love this concept but I only happened to stumble upon this when I was in the settings for my iPhone looking for something else entirely. I was pretty excited that an app was available but I haven’t gotten any notifications and I work at a hospital. So either there haven’t been very many downloads (which makes this practically useless) or there are bugs that need fixing. I have a feeling it’s a little bit of both. So please work on fixing the bugs and then please, please, please work on getting the word out there to the public that this app exists in AZ!!

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the kind review. At that time app promotion was limited to a pilot with participating universities but now it's available statewide and it works. Also recently the app supports self-report, removing the barrier to having lab tests and verification codes to notify others. We have a rigorous QA process and the server stats show continued and increasing use. We hope you still have it installed.

MA fan ,

Can’t report; confusing setup

First of all, I had no idea AZ had this - have never heard a peep about it, and the last time I checked, AZ was not on the list. I discovered it when I was poking around the exposure notification settings on my phone. Without participants, this isn’t very useful, so AZ should be talking this up every opportunity! Including having the governor mention it in his pressers, as well as other leaders like school superintendents.

Second, setup was confusing. The Settings app says my region (Arizona) has an app and directs me to a list of apps on the App Store, where this one is *not* included. I had to find it by doing a general search, and then it doesn’t say explicitly in the description that it relies on the Apple/Google system, which I wanted to be sure because otherwise I likely wouldn’t use it for privacy reasons. I couldn’t confirm it until I got it installed and saw the integration. Get the app properly listed on the App Store list, and make the Apple connection clear in the app description.

Finally, I can’t tell the app that there’s been a positive diagnosis. Fortunately, I don’t need to, but without that, the value is significantly reduced. Why is this not included? And who in my area (Phoenix/Scottsdale) can report? Anyone?

Developer Response ,

Hello, currently, we have two active regions, the University of Arizona (UA) and Northern Arizona University (NAU). We are currently in the process of working with the State of Arizona so the app can be fully used by everyone in the State! If you have any feedback or suggestions, please write to us at https://help.wehealth.org/hc/en-us.

App Privacy

The developer, University of Arizona, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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