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PPE Shortage Initiative

PPE Shortage Initiative

HMS PPE Shortage Initiative

The HMS PPE Shortage Initiative is working to improve access to PPE for medical workers. We have been coordinating with numerous other PPE initiatives in order to:

  • Encourage the community and businesses to donate surplus PPE

  • Connect PPE donors and PPE vendors to hospitals

  • Advocate for PPE legislation

  • Help with mask innovation

  • Colloborate, coordinate, and support other on-going PPE initiatives

High yield resources:

MA Donation Information:

Massachussetts PPE Coordination Effort is a collaborative document with MA hospital donation information, PPE buyers, PPE vendors, and business outreach. https://tinyurl.com/MassPPE

US Donation Information:

Get Us PPE contains national Hospital donation information, among other resources. https://getusppe.org/

Mask Innovation:

Mass General Brigham Center for COVID Innovation is leading PPE innovation coordination. We reccomend that all PPE innovation efforts connect with the MGB Center. https://covidinnovation.partners.org/

Hand-Made Masks:

The DIY Mask Manual is a comprehensive resource for everything relevant to cloth and other forms of hand-made masks.

Other PPE Initiatives:

The PPE Initiatives List contains a comprehensive list of general PPE resources, national organizations, MA organizations, PPE advocacy, and mask innovation.

Business Outreach:

Here is a guide to phone calling businesses to make PPE Requests.

Who are we collaborating with?

and many others!

Want to volunteer? General questions? Email [grace_baldwin@hms.harvard.edu]

PPE Advocacy

As the PPE Shortage continues to be one of the main barriers facing our healthcare system, there are 4 easy steps you can take to help advocate for more personal protective equipment. Follow the links below to sign petitions and call on your elected officials to take the action that we need to confront this crisis.

Find the links here: