“When natural disasters hit and knock electricity out, it can be devastating for those on powered medical equipment. To get those with necessary medical devices to safety, and to prevent overtaxing hospitals and other care centers, the HHS emPOWER Program is using data to find and warn those vulnerable people before a disaster strikes. Kristen Finne, Senior Program Analyst and Manager at the HHS emPOWER Program is nominated for a Service to America medal for her work on the initiative.” Watch the video here.
Source: Efforts to help find people on electricity-dependent medical equipment – September 10, 2019. Government Matters.