Amplify Public Health Efforts
We work with governments, hospitals, and universities using an outcomes-focused approach to collaborate on a mobile-first app for community members that amplifies public health efforts to reduce the burden and threat of infectious diseases.
“When paired with manual contact tracing — and combined with other preventative measures, such as face coverings and social distancing — WeHealth Bermuda gives us all even greater protection from the coronavirus.”
WeHealth partners with public health authorities to offer a state-of-the art solution to connect people within their community with trustworthy, timely, and actionable notifications, resources, and recommendations to reduce the spread of infectious diseases like COVID-19.
Our apps are available in these jurisdictions
We partner with public health authorities to customize mobile apps for use across states, island nations, counties, universities, and other communities to help stop the spread of infectious diseases like COVID-19.
What Clients Say
Kacey C. Ernst, MPH PhD
Professor and Program Director of Epidemiology
(University of Arizona)
"The Covid Watch Arizona app has the potential to greatly impact our Arizona communities. As we all resume our normal day to day lives, it is critical that we remain aware of our exposure status to protect those around us that are unable to be vaccinated or who have conditions that keep them from mounting a significant antibody response."
Bruce Helming, MD
Assistant Director of Medical Services, Campus Health (University of Arizona)
"Our students were comfortable and motivated to help stop the spread with Covid Watch Arizona... The Covid Watch Arizona app is easy, reassuring and informative."
"Partnering with WeHealth has been easy, educational and productive."
Kristen Pogreba-Brown, MPH PhD
Assistant Professor, Epidemiology & Biostatistics Dept. (University of Arizona)
"By cutting off COVID transmission, you're cutting off a whole social network chain and all those cases down the road. The thought is that some of those cases could end up in the hospital, and some could die. You're not just keeping the next few people (you might have infected) safe, but way more."
Martin Walsh, MBA
Senior Manager Digital Services
(Government of Bermuda)
"Partnering with WeHealth has been as good as we hoped it would be, really. They’ve been very responsive and we have been important to them, we’ve both been on a long discovery journey together... What they've doctored is a very flexible solution, one that’s able to grow with us."
Joanna Masel, D.Phil.
Head of Science Research (WeHealth);
Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (University of Arizona)
"R(t) is often surprisingly close to 1. If we get it to switch from a bit above 1 to a bit below 1, that switches us from exponential growth to exponential decline, which is night and day."
Matt Wise, MD
Assistant Medical Director Campus Health Services (Northern Arizona University)
"I believe wider adoption of Covid Watch can help slow the spread of COVID-19.
I have found the WeHealth team to be incredibly wonderful to work with as they adapt to each community's unique needs. I look forward to continuing to partner with them."
These are the features that set the WeHealth Platform apart from other solutions.
Fully vetted, ready for launch in any jurisdiction
WeHealth developed the official app for the state of Arizona, and the first Google Apple Exposure Notification (GAEN) app to pilot in the United States. It has undergone rigorous testing, and everything from signal strength calibration to the dynamic risk scoring model, has been fine-tuned and studied through original research.
Sophisticated risk model
We have developed a highly sophisticated risk model that is based on how infection spreads in a community - depending on when people get infected, the viral load, whether they are symptomatic or asymptomatic, their probability of infection, and their risk to others. We use the raw data provided to us by the Google Apple Exposure Notification (GAEN) APIs. But we add our own unique, tested and validated approach to modeling risk on top of it. We are in constant contact with Google / Apple and stay ahead of the curve on what the APIs provide and what is needed for the models to be impactful and effective.
Dynamic switch between harm reduction and containment
Depending on the number of cases in a particular region and whether there is an outbreak, different types of public health interventions and quarantine recommendations are appropriate. The risk thresholds in WeHealth can be adjusted in real-time, allowing public health authorities to customize settings for who gets alerted based on their risk level and what recommendations they receive. As we experienced with COVID-19 and different variants, and as we will with future diseases, information continues to become more available as public health officials learn more about the diseases, how they spread, and recommendations for keeping communities shift.
Regional and community calibration and customization
Every region and community has unique needs. Every county in a state has different case counts, different capacities for testing, and different utilization of resources. Our app is built from the bottom up to accommodate these often competing needs. Even within a single jurisdiction, the app experience, risk thresholds and messaging can be completely customized by state, county, city, community, university campus, tribal nation, etc.
Unified experience and global interoperability
Our app allows users to select and change their region and community. The same app, with the same data can be interpreted through the lens of the region and community they are currently in. Allowing local public health departments to completely customize how the local community interacts with them, at the same time allowing a simple, unified experience for the end user regardless of where they are. For tourism and for general mobility of the population as they move across regions and communities, this makes it very easy to focus attention on what is truly important and unique about each area.
Expanding reach through technological innovation and hardware innovation
As the original pioneers of the anonymous protocols that led to the development of exposure notification technology, we have a strong commitment to innovation and making this digital health tool available to those who need it most. We continue to invest in adjacent areas like hardware integration, privacy-preserving systems for the identification of hotspots and wearables to expand the reach of exposure notifications beyond smartphones.