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
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/
The DIY Mask Manual is a comprehensive resource for everything relevant to cloth and other forms of hand-made masks.
The PPE Initiatives List contains a comprehensive list of general PPE resources, national organizations, MA organizations, PPE advocacy, and mask innovation.
Here is a guide to phone calling businesses to make PPE Requests.
Get Us PPE: https://getusppe.org/
Donate PPE: https://donateppe.org/
Get PPE: https://www.getppe.org/
COVID-19 Action Coalition (website pending)
MGB Center for COVID Innovation: https://covidinnovation.partners.org/
Students vs. Pandemics: https://www.studentsvspandemics.com/
Boston Medical Center: firstname.lastname@example.org
Boston Mask Inititaive: email@example.com
and many others!
Want to volunteer? General questions? Email [firstname.lastname@example.org]
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: