Vinfen is proud to announce that our new smartphone app aimed at supporting young adults with emotional and behavioral challenges won the 2015 Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation Innovation Award.
The Innovation Award recognizes the programs and individuals working to improve diagnosis, treatment, destigmatization, and support for every American with a diagnosable behavioral heath condition.
In 2014, Vinfen was awarded a generous grant from the Cummings Foundation to investigate the use of technology to provide services and supports to young adults with emotional and behavioral challenges. Vinfen has collaborated with Wellframe, which has a growing and impressive track record of developing health and wellness technology, to develop and test a health and wellness smartphone app which provides personalized, daily supports and clinical resources to educate and engage young adults receiving Vinfen services.
What makes this app different from the thousands of health apps available for the smartphone? The app was designed to extend the services provided by Vinfen using language and concepts familiar to the young adults.
Through the grant and the generous support of Sprint, we are providing a smartphone with the app and a data plan to 20 young adults in the Peabody/Lowell area of Massachusetts. The $25,000 award from the Scattergood Foundation will enable us to expand the scope of the project to reach more of the young adults that we serve.
Want to learn more about Vinfen’s smartphone app for young adults? Check out Vinfen’s blog where Vinfen’s Director of Strategic Initiatives Sophie Jones walks you through this innovative mobile technology available to young adults at Vinfen.