Aggregation of PPE Efforts
About the Project
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:
- PPE Type
- Effort type (Manufacturing&Selling, Donating, Funding and etc)
- Orgs/Sponsors/Co's Behind the effort
- Serving Area
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.
We've just started! Urgent help needed.
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