CareTaker is a mobile app that allows users to learn skills, organize and share health information for dealing with emergencies, keeping track of daily routine treatments, attending appointments, and communicating with providers. Available in English and Portuguese.
CareTaker can be used for taking care of yourself, a child, or an adult with health care needs. You can learn by reading information about care management skills and watching examples of situations where these skills. You can use the CareTaker to enter and track health information and share with others.
CareTaker is the result of a collaboration among University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Medical College of Wisconsin, and Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil). Part of the content was created with support from grant R40 MC 08960 from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) received a large amount of Brazilian undergraduate students from the Brazil Scientific Mobility Program in 2012-2014. A faculty member and a small group of Brazilian students conducted participatory video research to identify the ways in which Brazilian students experienced UWM from an academic, daily life, social, and environmental perspectives. Students conducted audio and video interviews and gathered photos of places and people. The video production process encouraged self-reflection. The storytelling process from pre-production to the final edit helped them place their lived experience into context. Below are two examples of students' stories. Both groups went through the process of brainstorming ideas, developing the video narratives, creating the video stories, and working on the final cut. Both videos show the meaning of the group experience at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.