Meaning “my Health” in Sanskrit, myArogya is the first-of-its kind chronic disease prevention mobile App designed to advance Indians on their personal health journeys and help them lead healthier lives.
Developed with generous support from the Cigna Foundation, myArogya includes rich content on awareness and prevention of chronic diseases including diabetes, heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, and other complications of diabetes. myArogya also has food and activity trackers to help people make healthy lifestyle choices. Other features including a smoking cessation mHealth program, healthy recipe videos, nutritional icons for India, and additional trackers are planned for later phases.
myArogya is available on Android and iOS phones.
Arogya World has assembled a number of collaborating partners for implementation of this project including: the Cigna Foundation, Click Medix, the Madras Diabetes Research Foundation (MDRF), Quest Diagnostics, and Emory University.
Indian-based companies—many of which are Arogya World Healthy Workplaces—are participating in a clinical study to measure how the App measures both behavior change and physiological markers in a few thousand working professionals over the course of one year.
myArogya builds off of an earlier program, mDiabetes (mHealth1.0), which was successful in helping approximately 150,000 people lead healthier lives. myArogya (mHealth 2.0) targets disease prevention in India, where chronic disease is responsible for more than 50 percent of deaths. This program is critically important to the health and economy of India, where half of the population is under age 25, making mobile technology a perfect way to reach them.
Our goal is to reach one million people in the next few years, and myArogya and our Healthy Workplace program will play significant parts in that effort.