If there is something else that has proven impactful during the pandemic, it is the power of information and innovation - in all its forms. Thoughtfully leveraging technology has now become the ultimate conduit for reliable information that can help us win the battle against this invisible enemy.
While efforts around the world have been contributing to understanding the biology of the 2019-novel Coronavirus and developing response strategies, the pandemic has impacted each country and region differently, with the confounding variable always the same, always there, everywhere: the vulnerable groups.
These vulnerable groups in long-term care facilities might soon face an impasse, which, if not addressed proactively, could have an imminent, irreversible impact on our communities and could contribute to the collapse of the healthcare and socioeconomic systems.
Many long-term care facilities around the globe are challenged by limited resources to tackle the crisis; they lack access to health innovation as a proactive solution to keep the staff, residents and inpatients safe, physically and mentally, which is key.
The Digital Aid Project aims to put health innovation and available digital health solutions at everyone’s fingertips and #LeaveNoOneBehind before it is too late.
The Digital Aid Project has been initiated as an ad-hoc, non-profit social action, comprised of public health specialists and health innovators from around the globe.
Beliving in solidarity, we created a culture of dialogue and cooperation to serve the vulnerable who do not have a voice, or their voice has not been loud enough to be heard.
Through our collective work, we created The DAP Toolset, meant to support institutions, healthcare, and patient organisations, clinicians, and allied healthcare professionals, as well as patients in long-term care facilities, friends, and family members, to overcome the COVID-19 public health crisis.
The DAP Toolset provides information to all at-risk organisations so they can continue to provide qualitative and resilient care for those in need while avoiding patient distress and employee burnout through tailored, validated recommendations and bold, digital health solutions during and beyond the pandemic.
We hope that together we can bridge the gap between providers, families, and inpatients at-risk through impactful, ready-to-implement digital health solutions that can relieve the burden of acute healthcare services, foster a powerful public health response and build the capacity of long term-care facilities to manage risks through key strategies and innovation.
You can find out more about The DAP Toolset on our LinkedIn page - https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-digital-aid-project/
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Anca M. Sarbu, MSPH
Founder & Project Lead
The Digital Aid Project