The AHA has partnered with Microsoft, Kaiser Permanente, consulting firm Kearney, Merit Solutions and UPS to launch Protecting People Everywhere, an app-powered initiative that matches individuals and organizations donating personal protective equipment with local hospitals based on need. The HealthEquip app also will track PPE donations and manage shipping through UPS to hospitals.

The AHA is sharing the app with hospitals through its 100 Million Mask Challenge. Hospitals and donors can register their PPE needs and supplies.

“The hospital field is exploring all options to increase production and distribution of much needed PPE in order to best support our health care heroes across the country,” said Michelle Hood, AHA executive vice president and chief operating officer. “HealthEquip builds on the progress of the 100 Million Mask Challenge to turn this call to action into a valuable tool for hospitals and health systems on the ground.”

Related News Articles

Blog
In this update to his September 2020 blog post, Mike Schiller, senior director of supply chain for the AHA’s Association for Health Care Resource and Materials…
Headline
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health today revoked its public health certificate of approval for Plastikon Industries’ PLASMA N95-01…
Headline
The Food and Drug Administration today urged health care facilities to transition away from using crisis capacity conservation strategies, such as…
Headline
Throughout the pandemic, innovative partnerships have helped hospitals and health systems ensure ongoing care for patients, health care workers and their…
Blog
#InThisTogether was a trending hashtag on social media early in the COVID-19 pandemic. Those using it did so to capture the need for all of us to join forces…
Headline
President Biden today will sign an executive order to create more resilient and secure supply chains for critical and essential goods, the White House…