GO2AID: A New Emergency Preparedness App for Responders from SAMHSA

August 14, 2013

Website Link  http://1.usa.gov/13WdvUH

In a disaster, it's essential that behavioral health responders have the resources they need-when and where they need them. SAMHSA's GO2AID mobile app makes it easy to provide quality support to survivors. Users will be able to navigate pre-deployment preparation, on-the-ground assistance, post-deployment resources, and more-at the touch of a button from the home screen. Users also will be able to share resources, like tips for helping survivors cope, and find local behavioral health services. Self-care support for responders is also available at all stages of deployment.

GO2AID will help disaster responders focus on what really matters-the PEOPLE in need.

  • Be ready-access resources for any type of traumatic event, including tip sheets; guides for responders, teachers, parents, and caregivers; and a directory of behavioral health service providers in the impacted area.
  • Be prepared-rely on and access pre-downloaded resources on your phone in case of limited Internet connectivity in the field.
  • Be confident-review key preparedness materials so you're confident you're providing the best support possible.
  • Share resources easily-send information to colleagues and survivors via text message, email, or transfer to a computer for printing.