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The WeHealth Team visits Arizona

Just ahead of WeHealth’s 1-year anniversary, Sameer Halai (CEO) and Joanna Masel (Head of Science) eagerly seized an opportunity to travel throughout the state of Arizona and visit numerous customers and partners in person for the first time.

White Mountain Apache Tribe

White Mountain Apache Tribe Logo WeHealthThe Fort Apache Indian Reservation in northeastern Arizona and is home to the White Mountain Apache Tribe. The reservation covers 1.6 million acres and has a population of nearly 15,000 people.

The White Mountain Apache Tribe of the Fort Apache Indian Reservation is the first tribal nation to implement an exposure notification (EN) solution with customized community messaging. During our time there, we got to tour the Whiteriver Indian Hospital and meet with several public health partners in the area.

joanna lecario WMAT wehealth covid watchLeCario Benashley, Tribal Public Health Engagement at WeHealth & Joanna Masel, Head of Science at WeHealth on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation.

wmat fair wehealth covid watch app aerial photoAerial drone photo of Fort Apache Indian Reservation by Sameer Halai.

Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University Logo WeHealthNorthern Arizona University is located in Flagstaff, Arizona, just 65 miles from the Grand Canyon! This beautiful, historic campus has nearly 30,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students.

We were so excited to meet with our partners and discuss the benefits and potential of the Covid Watch AZ app as students prepare to return for the fall semester.

wehealth nau covid watch appChad Stiller, Interim IT Director at NAU, Steven Burrel, VP for IT & CIO at NAU, and Sameer Halai, CEO at WeHealth, meet for lunch in Flagstaff, AZ.

Aerial drone footage of the Northern Arizona University by Sameer Halai

Pima County Health Department

Pima County Health Department WeHealth Covid Watch App

Pima County is the second-largest county in Arizona, with most of its population in Tucson. It’s known for its beautiful cactus forests and nearly 200,000 acres of protected land. The Pima County Health Department

We toured one of their COVID-19 testing facilities for low-income residents where they can receive free BinaxNOW tests and education about how to protect themselves from the virus.

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Walk-in COVID-19 testing site in Pima County, Arizona

University of Arizona

University of Arizona WeHealth Covid Watch App

The University of Arizona is a beautiful, historic campus founded 136 years ago. It has over 45,000 students enrolled and is located in the heart of Tucson, Arizona. University of Arizona helped test the Covid Watch app and also prove its efficacy.

In addition to her role at WeHealth, Joanna Masel is also a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the university, so it was especially great to connect with everyone here on campus.

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Bruce Helming, Physician at UA, Joanna Masel, Head of Science at WeHealth, Nirav Merchant, Director of the Data Science Institute at UA, Michelle Vaughan, Communications Director at UA, Paloma Beamer, Professor of Public Health at UA, and Sameer Halai, CEO at WeHealth meet for lunch in Tucson, Arizona.

Aerial drone footage of the University of Arizona by Sameer Halai

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Grand Canyon at night, the red dots in the bottom of the canyon is the campsite called Phantom Ranch and the ones on the top are the facilities on the northern rim, by Sameer Halai.