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Access to caregivers and immunization

Bring caregivers/immunization to the needy by piggybacking off existing public transit.

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Describe what you intend to do and how you'll do it in one sentence (required 250 Characters)

Existing public transportation platforms (bus, train, etc) will be outfitted with temporary micro clinics taking up an estimated 2 or 3 seats that move through communities of need making access easier and more convenient.

Explain the idea (less than 2,000 characters)

The idea would be best prototyped in a large city with a bus system that has loops through neighborhoods with large populations in need. A parent could board a bus outfitted with a temporary micro clinic (signage on outside of bus) with child in tow, at no charge, get the immunization, and then get off the bus at the same stop or take a return rout. The micro clinic would be little more than a trained provider with rounds of immunization sitting on a bus/train and administering the product to the child sitting next to them.

Which part(s) of the world does this idea target?

  • North Africa
  • Eastern Africa
  • Middle Africa
  • Southern Africa
  • Western Africa
  • Caribbean
  • Central America
  • South America
  • Northern America
  • Central Asia
  • Eastern Asia
  • South-eastern Asia
  • Southern Asia
  • Western Asia
  • Eastern Europe
  • Northern Europe
  • Southern Europe
  • Western Europe
  • Oceania

Geographic Focus (less than 250 Characters)

Any part of the world that has public transportation.

Who are your end users and how well do you know them? (750 characters)

The endusers are the extreme poor anywhere in the world but I personally have very little firsthand experience working with this type of demographic.

How is the idea unique? (750 Characters)

The idea's benefits are its piggybacking nature where it utilizes existing infrastructure to keep cost low. My organization is me but I have a great deal of experience in product development and implementation. I am 53 years old and looking for my next challenge so I would be a dedicated resource that would build out from there.

Idea Proposal Stage (Select 1)

  • Blueprint: We are exploring the idea and gathering the inspiration and information we need to test it with real users.

How many months are required for the project idea? (140 characters)

Impossible to answer, years.

Organization Name (less than 140 characters)

I'm an individual and would create a dedicated LLC to just this.

Type of Submitter

  • We are not yet a registered organization but looking for collaborative partners

Organizational Characteristics

  • European american led, descendant of English pioneers and French trappers.

Organization Location (less than 140 Characters)

Indianapolis, Indiana.

What is the current scale of your organization’s work?

  • Community (working within one or a few local communities within a region)

Tell us more about your organization/company (1-2 sentences)

Its just me currently.

Who will work alongside your organization in the project idea? (750 characters)

That is yet to be determined.

How many people are on your team?

1

Tell us more about you and your team

Its just me but I'd first identify a city to develop the prototype in, Detroit, Indianapolis, Chicago? I'd then develop a relationship with a clinic to develop a solution working with the local public transportation administration. Then test, refine, and report findings.

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Photo of Manisha Laroia
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Hey Nate Price  
Thank you for sharing your idea for this challenge.It is interesting to learn about your idea and how you are using current infrastructure to empower caregivers and children for immunization.
I was curious to know if the vaccine is taken in the moving bus or transport as it could be a little tricky with needles.
Could you please elaborate on how you ensure a sterile and safe space for vaccine in a public non-clinic setting.

Photo of Nate Price
Team

Mist nasal spray, injection gun, or stationary bus application would all be considered.