Company / App Name: SUPPORTbuddy
What does it do?
With SUPPORTbuddy you can build a private support network, making it easier to share how you are doing, check on friends and family as well as connect with people in support groups focused around health issues.
Why do we need it?
With social support listed as one of the top non-medical indicators of long-term recovery from chronic illness and disease, improving your access to support can really help.
Who is it for?
Anyone who wants to improve their access to support from friends and family. Great for people dealing with physical and mental health issues such as Cancer, Diabetes, HIV, AIDS, Depression, Drug Addiction, Addiction, Alcoholism, & Anxiety.
What makes it stand out from the crowd?
SUPPORTbuddy integrates with peoples existing use of technologies such as Facebook and smartphones, as well as their online social network. This makes it easier and more convenient to give and receive support.
Work with clinics, hospitals and treatment programs to integrate SUPPORTbuddy into their aftercare plan. Partners with researchers to study the effectiveness of the app and guide future development.