Helpful Health Apps

Helpful Health Apps

Photo of a woman at home browsing content on her mobile deviceHere is list of health apps that you may find helpful if you want to pursue a healthy lifestyle or just stay up to date on health news and topics. PIH Health is not affiliated with the organizations that manage these apps.

Personal Tracking

Apple Health

Consolidates data from your iPhone, Apple Watch, and third-party apps you already use so you can view all your progress in one convenient place. See your long-term trends or dive into the daily details for a wide range of health metrics.

Google Fit

It's hard to know how much or what kind of activity you need to stay healthy. That's why Google Fit collaborated with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the American Heart Association (AHA) to bring you Heart Points, an activity goal that can help improve your health. Google Fit will also help you: Track your workouts from your phone or watch, monitor your goals, make all your movement count and connect with your favorite apps and devices. Check in at anytime from anywhere.

Samsung Health

Samsung Health provides core features to keep up your body fit and healthy. It will record and analyze your daily activities and habits to help maintain a successful diet and lead a healthy lifestyle. Whether you walk or run, hike or bike, play indoor or outdoor sports, you can add and track the various physical exercises and activities in a single step using the various built-in trackers.

Food and Nutrition

BAM! Dining Decisions

Part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Body and Mind classroom resources for teachers. This mini-game helps you learn to make smart food choices. In each level you’ll sort foods coming down a conveyor belt into three categories: Go, Slow, or Whoa. Earn points for putting foods into the correct category.

Can I Eat This?

If you are traveling internationally and don't know how to navigate the foods and drinks you encounter, this app can help you determine what is safe to consume. This tool includes authoritative recommendations from the CDC so you can be confident in the safety of what you eat and drink abroad.

Shopwell - Better Food Choices

Simplify nutrition labels and find foods that suit your healthy diet. Create a food profile with your dietary goals, allergies, health concerns and dislikes and get personalized nutrition scores when you scan a label. Other features include food recommendations and location awareness tips to find products in your local grocery store.

Health News and Information

CDC Mobile App

Enjoy a variety of health information including health articles, popular journals, timely updates and videos. The app ensures that you’re getting the most up to date health information. Features a variety of content such as Disease of the Week, disease case counts, videos, podcasts and features to give you the most current health information from CDC. Browse Featured Articles, stay on top of health news in the Newsroom section and view CDC Images of the Week. If you’re a journal reader, view the latest Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report, Emerging and Infectious Disease journal, or the latest on Preventing Chronic Diseases.

HEADS UP Concussion and Helmet Safety App

The CDC HEADS UP Concussion and Helmet Safety app will help you learn how to spot a possible concussion and what to do if you think your child or teen has a concussion or other serious brain injury. The application also includes a 3D helmet fit feature that teaches about proper helmet fit, safety and care.

Health IQ App

Challenge your Health IQ with the CDC's interactive, educational, and fun health trivia application. Choose from three levels of difficulty: Easy, Medium, Hard, or be surprised by selecting a random mix. Race against the clock to earn more points or use hints when you are stumped. Play again and again and challenge yourself to beat your highest score.


Helps you plan for safe and healthy international travel. Build a trip to get destination-specific vaccine recommendations, a checklist of what you need to do to prepare for travel and a customizable healthy travel packing list. The app also lets you store travel documents, keep a record of your medications and immunizations and set reminders to get vaccine booster doses or take medicines while you’re traveling.

WHO Info

The official WHO information app. Keep the latest global health information at your fingertips. The app updates daily with the latest news, feature stories, fact sheets, disease outbreak updates and public health emergency information.