Port Pirie Environmental Health Centres new app to improve health

Sharina Gibbons, EHC contact (Family Health Team), daughter Lexie and mum Alexis using the app

Sharina Gibbons, EHC contact (Family Health Team), daughter Lexie and mum Alexis using the app

The Port Pirie Environmental Health Centre has launched a new app to help record and monitor blood-lead levels and understand environmental health issues.

The innovative app will connect health services with families; a key feature being the ability to create a profile for each family member to record and monitor blood-lead level results over time.

Environmental Health Centre manager Renee Harmer said that developing the app had been a ground-breaking project for the centre and a significant milestone for the Yorke and Northern Local Health Network.

"The app allows users to send appointment information directly to their smartphone calendar and set their own reminder notifications," she explained.

"Parents can also keep their children entertained with the fun games and activities available on the app which feature the Environmental Health Centre mascots, Pea-bee and Phea-bee.

"The app is part of our ongoing commitment to provide up-to-date information to Port Pirie families in formats that are easily accessible and current with the digital age."

Alexis Dabu and her daughter Lexie (Pictured above) became the first community members to download the Centre's new app.

The app is available free from the Apple Store or Google Play and can be easily downloaded by searching 'Environmental Health Centre' with the green dinosaurs icon.

If you have questions about lead and your family's health, you can visit the Port Pirie Environmental Health Centre webpage or contact the Centre on 8638 4100.