We are thrilled to announce the launch of EngenderHealth’s Re:MIX app!
The Re:MIX app is an extension of EngenderHealth U.S.’ Re:MIX teen sexual health education program. The app is a tool designed to help youth find and rate health services in the Austin, TX community. We created the Re:MIX app in collaboration with Youth Tech Health, an organization based in Oakland, CA that builds solutions with project partners to advance the health of youth and young adults through technology.
Re:MIX Peer Educators and youth in partner organizations have been instrumental in vetting and selecting these health providers based on a set on youth friendly service needs and criteria, emphasizing quality, cost, privacy and inclusivity. Focus groups with high school youth across Austin were critical in further refining the design and functionality of the mobile application. A variety of health services are listed in the app to ensure that youth have access to many options based on a spectrum of health needs.
Our goal is to empower young people to visit these community-based services and ensure that they are receiving youth-friendly, inclusive, and quality care with each and every visit. The more youth rate their experience, the more informed our community can be about youth friendly health linkages and opportunities to continue to enhance services for young people. Julieann Maciel, former Peer Educator with our Re:MIX program, explained the need for youth-friendly services access best when she said, “There are questions you want to ask that you don’t want to ask in front of your parents. Having a medical professional that will listen to what you have to say and what your concerns are, and not just what your parents’ concerns are, is important. Their job is to advocate for their patients.”
The Re:MIX app is now available in both the Google Play and Apple App Stores, and we invite you to check it out and spread the word to youth in your programs and communities. Please note, the app currently lists youth-friendly services only in the Austin, Texas area. App store search tip: spell and capitalize Re:MIX as you see it here for the best search results.
If you’re interested in learning more about how you can sustain the Re:MIX app, ensuring that young people in the Austin community always have access to youth-friendly services in their back pocket, contact us . In addition, we invite you to consider attending YTH Live in San Francisco for an exciting opportunity in May 2018 to learn more about our Re:MIX app and other youth health technology projects.