CrisisReady Leverages Data Readiness for Crisis Planning and Response
Learn about the various projects CrisisReady is working on to use data to effectively plan for and respond to major crises
CrisisReady specializes in scalable expertise in data, methods, and translational readiness, enabling equitable and transparent crisis planning and response. They work directly with international agencies, governments, NGOs, and tech companies to implement these readiness plans for disasters and health emergencies.
They firmly believe that having access to readily available data can help with predicting and planning for health crises, while also allowing quick response for unforseen circumstances and disasters. With this aim in sight, they empower crisis response with high-quality data. These efforts were reflected by their inclusion as a finalist in The Trinity Challenge.
Below, we highlight some of their current projects and initiatives.
Their California Wildfires Project focused on mapping wildfires, power outages, and medical vulnerability in California. Their aim is to use data to better predict and respond to dynamic health crises, specifically California wildfires and PSPS events.
As a part of this, there is research examining power outages in California related to wildfires and their impact on the health care system. They can then use this data to project the hotspots for potential influx of medically vulnerable populations during wildfires (with the help of mobility data).
The OpenDP project at Harvard is all about leveraging mobility data while still ensuring privacy protection through differential privacy. Part of their work involves evaluating the differential privacy method and how well it can be utilized, as well as developing a standard framework to apply differential privacy on data that may be used for human mobility analysis.
Their solution engages collaborators in various disciplines (academia, government, and industry) and uses open-source software solutions to make sure mobility data can be used without compromising individuals' identities.
Go check out the rest of their amazing work, and gain some inspiration for how to leverage your own data while respecting data privacy regulations. You can also view webinars on these on the CrisisReady YouTube channel.
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