As our country works to flatten the “curve” of COVID-19, and as we anticipate a second wave of hospitalizations, we are living through an unknown length of time in a pandemic.
How do we efficiently and effectively “spike” the curve of trained healthcare workers to outpace the current strain on our country’s healthcare systems?
Problems to Solve:
1) provide continuity of care through temporary and long-term supplemental healthcare workers
2) connect vulnerable populations with supplemental healthcare workers who can provide a variety of support (from mental health support to physical health support)
3) increase healthcare capacity to match the increased number of health inquiries on the periphery of the healthcare system (non-urgent cases)
We are increasing healthcare worker support at a rate faster than the spread of COVID-19. Our solution is implemented in three chronological stages.
1. Education and training: We are providing free, accessible education and training to encourage citizen volunteers to register for healthcare worker opportunities. The online curriculum consists of checkpoints that result in a certificate. Currently, there are three training tracks, from simple telesupport to on-site community healthcare work.
2. Registration in a worker portal using the obtained training. Individuals can apply within the opportunity database for registered needs, both volunteer and paid.
3. Immediate assignment application of training (remotely and/or on-site)