It's time we take care of those that take care of us.
FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. (PRWEB) April 01, 2020
First responders in the United States face a number of challenges every day, many of which they unnecessarily take home with them after their shifts are over. Lighthouse Health and Wellness is a new and completely free tool that was designed to be a beacon of hope and positivity for our nation’s first responders and their families, giving them an easy way to access health and wellness information and the constructive mechanisms they need to manage what they encounter every day on the job.
Lighthouse Health & Wellness’ core mission is to “Take Care of Those That Take Care of US”. “Members of public safety agencies see an overwhelming amount of stress in their day-to-day lives at work and it is now more important than ever for those serving our communities to have access to effective health and wellness resources,” said Joe Ramirez, President and Founder of Apex Mobile, the leader in mobile app technology in the public safety space. The Lighthouse Platform came out of working with The 100 Club of Arizona, as Apex helped them in 2019 to develop mobile apps for their Bulletproof and Fireproof programs, which provide health and wellness resources to police and fire agencies throughout the state. “Once we started working with The 100 Club, we were inspired to expand their their concept to any interested public safety agency in the country.”
Lighthouse Health & Wellness is available on any device at any time with the strictest of confidentially and anonymity, allowing privacy and peace of mind for those using the platform. Resources available through the platform include:
- Personal Wellness
- Mental Health
- Physical Fitness & Health
- Financial Fitness
- Substance Use and Addiction
- Peer Support
- Therapist Sourcing
- Agency specific resources
Lighthouse addresses the health needs that public safety departments have been unable to adequately address in prior times of crisis. “One of the biggest challenges I had during the Boston Marathon bombing attack was providing adequate mental health support to our team, Lighthouse can address that need for any future crisis,” said Daniel Linskey, former Superintendent-in-Chief of the Boston Police Department and a 27-year veteran of the force.
Having just launched in February at the International Association of Chiefs of Police Officer Safety and Wellness Symposium, Lighthouse is already being rolled out to more than 250 agencies and has established partnerships with the 100 Club of Arizona, the Massachusetts Coalition of Police, and the National Center for the Prevention of Community Violence.“Lighthouse provides first responders and their families a new level of support during a time of crisis. It contains a great deal of information as well as a confidential pathway to reach out with concerns that will lead to essential support services that could be lifesaving,” said Bobby Kipper, a 30 Year Law Enforcement Veteran and Executive Director of The National Center for Prevention of Community Violence.
“We recognize the importance of these health and wellness tools for officers and members of public safety. To truly make an impact we knew the program needed to be financial sustainable for agencies, that’s why our base program is and always will be free,” said Ramirez. Lighthouse Health & Wellness’ program is a completely free service to all public safety agencies around the country as Apex Mobile is looking to give back to the community they serve.
“Continual development of our health and wellness platform for public safety agencies is least we can do to support those that take care of us in our communities around the country,” said Ramirez. For more information on Lighthouse Health and Wellness call (949) 309-2290 or go to http://www.lighthousehw.org.
About Lighthouse Health and Wellness
Lighthouse Health and Wellness is a free web based and mobile platform of health and wellness tools for public safety agencies around the United States. Lighthouse provides these tools to help first responders utilize constructive outlets to overcome the mental and physical issues they bring home from their work. For more information on Lighthouse Health and Wellness call (949) 309-2290 go to htps://http://www.lighthousehw.org.
About Apex Mobile
Apex Mobile is a leader in the development and implementation of mobile applications for public safety organizations. Built around a proprietary platform, Apex Mobile allows agencies to engage with the public more effectively than ever before with both standard and custom application functions. Currently in service with more than 300 law enforcement and fire agencies across the US and Canada, Apex Mobile is bringing community engagement into the mobile age and putting the power of mobility in the hands of first responders. For more information on Apex Mobile and their application platform call (949) 309-2408 or go to http://www.apexmobile.net
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