Trying to keep your family healthy can be a daunting task, but here's a free tool to help track your health and that of your family. The Wyoming Health Department says they're offering a new, free mobile phone app you can customize with Wyoming information that families across the state can use as a health tracking and management tool.

“Most families have someone who essentially serves as the ‘chief health officer of the home’ and they often need to track a lot of information and details,” said Dr. James Bush, Wyoming Medicaid medical director with WDH. “This app can help that person by making managing the health of each family member a little easier and more convenient.”

“By entering their zip codes, Wyoming residents can find resources available from our department throughout the app,” Bush said. “These localized and personal features offer digital support to Wyoming families.”

According to WHD, the app offers content and features to support tracking each family member’s general health, and also has specialty options for pregnant women. The Family Health app tools and features include:

  • Profiles for everyone in the family with information about age-based health milestones
  • Helpful tools including Vaccination Tracker, Weight Tracker and Height Tracker
  • Customized health views to discover tools for expectant moms and newborns such as Kick Counter, Growth Tracker, Diaper Tracker and Feeding Tracker
  • Connections with WDH resources such as the Wyoming Quit Tobacco Program
  • Connections with Wyoming-based organizations for parents such as WY Quality Counts

You can get the free "Family Health" mobile app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store, by searching “Family Health Wildflower” in either of those stores, or by texting “Family” to (307) 317-0819.

“We wanted to offer something easy-to-use and available on phones that can serve essentially as a manual to help people know what they should be doing and when to protect the health of their family members,” Bush said.

Bush said he is hopeful the app can support Wyoming Department of Health goals such as increasing state rates for Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment visits (commonly known as well-child checkups), improving immunization rates and boosting other public health prevention and promotion priorities.