Project N95: Accessing PPE Through Supply Chain Management
Original Air Date - June 12 from 1-2p.m. CT
This webinar, presented by Project N95, will provide information and resources to ensure human services organizations have the access to the personal protective equipment needed to effectively support their communities.
Project N95 is the national COVID-19 clearinghouse for personal protective equipment (PPE) and other critical medical equipment. The mission of this rapid response nonprofit is to get critical equipment into the hands of frontline workers as quickly as possible by:
Performing due diligence on suppliers and products to accelerate procurement and sourcing
Processing and validating requests for PPE and critical equipment to match them with the right vetted suppliers and products
Coordinating with governments and other purchasers to aggregate orders and assist COVID-19 response teams with sourcing, procuring, and equitably distributing critical medical equipment
During this webinar, participants will learn how to use Project N95 as a resource to find suppliers of the PPE they need and how Project N95 supports organizations with small order quantities by aggregating orders or working with other aggregators. Project N95 is also fundraising to be able to meet the needs of requesters that do not have resources to cover their current equipment needs.
In addition, webinar participants will have the opportunity to share more about their needs, challenges and concerns related to procuring PPE. Project N95 staff will answer questions, and will also use this conversation to help shine a light on the PPE needs of human service organizations specifically, and the importance of these organizations to COVID-19 response and recovery, particularly in light of the significant disparities we are seeing in terms of COVID-19 impact on minority populations.
The state of the current market for PPE and related procurement challenges
How Project N95 can help you obtain the PPE you need to serve your communities
How Project N95 works with government and philanthropic partners to support the equitable distribution of PPE including providing demand data and highlighting the needs of institutions that support high-risk populations
Opportunity to share needs, challenges, and concerns related to PPE access so that Project N95 can effectively support human services organizations
Head of Partnerships
Clare Pierce-Wrobel is a senior director for the Health Care Transformation Task Force and volunteers as the head of partnerships for Project N95. She previously held various positions at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, and most recently with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, where she led the State Innovation Models Initiative. Pierce-Wrobel currently holds an adjunct faculty appointment at the George Washington University Milken School of Public Health.