Innovation & Technology

Hurricane Sandy: Restoring Pharmacy Access in NYC

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In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Direct Relief is paying extra-close attention to a key factor in disaster response—access to pharmacy services, both nonprofit and commercial. For people needing to access basic health and medical services under conditions such as the infrastructural shocks now being felt in New York City, supply chains, transport, and service availability are paramount concerns. Lower Manhattan—among […]

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Hurricane Sandy: N.J. Flooding Poses Health Risks

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With support from technology partner, Palantir, Direct Relief is analyzing real-time data in preparation to respond to needs near Atlantic City, N.J., an area hard hit by severe flooding and strong winds from Hurricane Sandy. Around 6 p.m. EST Monday, Hurricane Sandy made landfall somewhere in the neighborhood of Atlantic City, N.J. The city’s famous boardwalks were quickly overwhelmed and […]

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Hurricane Sandy: Preparing for Emergency With Data Analysis

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Direct Relief has stepped up efforts to understand the needs of our safety-net health center partners and ready our logistical systems for the possibility of large-scale emergency health needs. At 7 p.m. Sunday, New York City went to full alert in preparation for the imminent landfall of Hurricane Sandy forecasted to arrive Monday evening. At that time, the subway system was […]

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Hurricane Sandy: Using Technology For Effective Response

Direct Relief used Palantir technology before, during, and after Hurricane Sandy to assist those affected by the storm.

As Hurricane Sandy barrels up the eastern coastline of the United States, aiming for landfall late Monday or early Tuesday morning somewhere between northern Virginia and southern New Jersey, Direct Relief is hard at work with our technology partners at Palantir to assess needs, determine likely emergency scenarios and mount an effective, targeted response for our clinical partners in the […]

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Webinar: Mapping the Impact of Humanitarian Assistance

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Join us on Thursday, September 13th at 11 a.m. (PDT) for a webinar presentation on mapping the impact of humanitarian assistance, led by Direct Relief’s Director of Research and Analytics, Dr. Andrew Schroeder. The webinar is co-hosted by esri, the world’s leading producer of GIS software, and Techsoup, a company making cutting-edge software tools available to nonprofit organizations, including Direct Relief, […]

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Computerworld Honors Direct Relief Innovation

Computer World Honors Direct Relief

Direct Relief, a 2012 Computerworld Honors Laureate, was named a finalist in Innovation Monday night at the technology magazine’s award gala held in Washington, D.C. The Computerworld Honors Program, now in its 24th year, recognizes organizations that use information technology to promote and advance the public welfare, benefit society and change the world for the better. In a year Computerworld […]

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