This guest post is by ELGL member and recent GovLove guest Raylene Yung. Listen to her podcast here.
Given the latest rise in cases, U.S. Digital Response has been reaching out to share more information about projects we’ve recently completed that might be relevant to government teams in need of assistance.U.S. Digital Response is non-partisan, non-profit, and our help is completely free to governments (and non-profit organizations helping to deliver public services).
As case counts increase, we’ve seen many communities working to ramp up testing, manage hospital capacity, and ensure residents that are vulnerable and homebound are able to access critical resources they need.
Here are some thing examples of projects we’ve given support to:
If you’re planning to ramp up testing, we can help with scheduling testing, mapping testing sites, making use of testing data to improve contact tracing. You can learn about the work we did with the City of Seattle to ramp up COVID-19 testing, allowing the city to process 12,000 COVID-19 tests every week and 7 patients every 5 minutes.
If you need assistance preventing overwhelm at hospitals, we can help you by tracking PPE and ICU bed capacity. You can learn about the work we did with New York City to build a hospital management dashboard using real time data.
Sheltering in place again means the homebound need greater access to food assistance. We can help expand P-EBT, coordinate community matchmaking for food delivery, and help local groceries and farmers markets sell and deliver their food online. We recently launched a tool in partnership with Washington DC to deliver 1500 food orders to residents in 24 hours.
If your local government needs assistance in these areas (or any we might be helpful in), feel free get in touch with me directly, or share more details via our request form. Someone from the team will follow up within 24 hours to see how we can help.