Team Red Cross: Volunteer App
Team Red Cross: Volunteer App

Features:

  • Be available to help with disaster assessment, feeding, bulk distribution, in a shelter or other important work to help those in need
  • Get “briefed” on volunteer jobs via simple steps, short videos and quizzes
  • Receive and respond to push notifications for volunteer jobs based on your location
  • Share volunteer opportunities with friends to encourage additional volunteers
  • Earn badges for a variety of activities (accepting a job, completing a job, sharing the app, recruiting volunteers, etc.); share them socially!
  • Add “teammates” thru social networks to see their volunteer activities and badges earned
  • Share valuable recovery information directly from the app to those who need it

Other Red Cross apps include tornado, hurricane, first aid and more!

#Episcopal Tagboard
#Episcopal Tagboard

With tagboards you see the whole conversation, across networks, making them the perfect hub for social media. This particular tagboard will find anything with #Episcopal in Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc. A great place to see what's happening at a glance!

filed under Social Media     tags Episcopal
Apps for Veterans
Apps for Veterans

VA Mobile: Services and information for veterans and dependents, including facility locations, information for returning service members, suicide prevention, benefits, and much more.

PTSD Coach was designed for Veterans and military Service Members who have, or may have, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This app provides users with education about PTSD, information about professional care, a self-assessment for PTSD, opportunities to find support, and tools that can help users manage the stresses of daily life with PTSD. Tools range from relaxation skills and positive self-talk to anger management and other common self-help strategies. Users can customize tools based on their preferences and can integrate their own contacts, photos, and music. This app can be used by people who are in treatment as well as those who are not. 

filed under Social Media     tags PTSD, Mental Health, Veterans
The Digital Beyond
The Digital Beyond

What happens to your digital identity after you die? John Romano and Evan Carroll are working to find some answers at The Digital Beyond.

filed under Blogs     tags End of Life
TEDMED Blog
TEDMED Blog

We need a place to celebrate the best in us, to restore our sense of hope and possibility, to connect with people of common goals but varied experiences in search of the unexpected, to reconnect with ourselves and meaning in our work, to inspire new thinking and energize ourworldview, to raise the bar on what can be done, to rededicate ourselves to taking a leadership approach in our lives.

That’s why we are building TEDMED.

At its core, TEDMED is a celebration of human achievement and the power of connecting the unconnected in creative ways to change our world in health and medicine.

filed under Blogs     tags End of Life
The Ultimate Guide to Digital Estate Planning

From AfterSteps.com: When a loved one passes away, it's often difficult and time consuming to know where to begin managing their online presence. That's why we put together a short booklet with some commonly used sites that instruct you with the preliminary steps to take to contact a company to gain access or shut down their accounts.

 
filed under Websites     tags End of Life
The Incidental Economist
The Incidental Economist

This is a blog (mostly) about the U.S. health care system and its organization, how it works, how it fails us, and what to do about it. All blog authors have professional expertise in an area relevant to the health care system. The goal is to help you understand our health care system, and to empower you with research-validated information so you can be a more informed observer of or participant in the ongoing debate over how to reform our system.

[From NEHM: If you are interested in policy and data analysis, this is a great site to read. We especially seek out posts from Aaron E. CarrollProfessor of Pediatrics and Assistant Dean for Research Mentoring at Indiana University School of Medicine.]

filed under Blogs     tags Affordable Care Act, Health Care
The Health Care Blog
The Health Care Blog

THCB is tracked by an influential national audience, reaching a vast ecosystem of health care industry observers, including hospitals and research institutions and companies, vendors, suppliers and technology companies. THCB publishes original posts and reprints on the business of health care, economics, health tech and national health care policy

filed under Blogs     tags Health Care, Affordable Care Act
FactCheck.org
FactCheck.org

FactCheck.org is a nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. They monitor the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases. Their goal is to apply the best practices of both journalism and scholarship, and to increase public knowledge and understanding.

filed under Websites     tags Health Care, Affordable Care Act