Idea Stage
Actively Recruiting

Aggregation of PPE Efforts

Global
Created over 1 year ago
26 Volunteers

About the Project

Description

The availability of PPE is currently not evenly distributed, and as healthcare systems and healthcare workers in the US get more overloaded, the need for protective equipment is only going to rise. There’s a lot of dispersed groups working on sourcing, funding and transporting PPE to various healthcare communities (this is one example: https://operationmasks.org/)

Our (Carbon Health’s) goal is to build a dataset that includes the following information of all PPE efforts:

- Name
- URL
- PPE Type
- Effort type (Manufacturing&Selling, Donating, Funding and etc)
- Orgs/Sponsors/Co's Behind the effort
- Serving Area
And more

The end goal of this is to be able to continuously provide more healthcare communities and facilities with sufficient equipment as their populations get hit. We’ve completed a similar project for Covid-19 testing centers at https://carbonhealth.com/coronavirus/covid-19-testing-centers/ . Now, it’s time to bridge the gap between health organizations and suppliers/efforts/movements that have PPE supplies.

How far along is it

We've just started! Urgent help needed.

Help Needed

Tasks that need to get done

- Research the web and social
- Aggregation of all necessary information on PPE efforts
- Data entry to a shared Google document

Project details

Who is already working on this

Carbonhealth.com is on the frontlines of COVID-19 response:
1. Assessing thousands of patients programmatically : carbonhealth.com/covid
2. Specimen testing for 100s of patients: carbonhealth.com/coronavirus
3. Coronavirus testing center database: carbonhealth.com/coronavirus/covid-19-testing-centers

How to get in touch
coviddata@carbonhealth.com
Preferred Volunteer location
Remote
Organization status
Not specified