Stop the virus. Protect the communities. Start the work. Open the campuses
Over the course of six months, once full resources are in-hand, The START Coalition will run two 10-week Pilot Programs in five geo-diverse regions. These Coalition Pilot Programs are designed to leverage lessons learned from past pandemics—employing systematic evaluations, wide-spread contact tracing, real-time data assessment, and the application of emerging capabilities, organizations, and insights.
Smart Testing: Defining the role of antibody testing
Contact Tracing & Implementation
Germicidal Light Disinfection & Environmental Testing
Data Assessments & “What-if” Projections
What We’ll Know By Late Phase
Sharing Knowledge Between Sites
Each community features a distinct socio-economic profile while facing a shared challenge/imperative: stop the virus and start the work. These communities are uniquely qualified to learn from each other with speed and scale.
Alabama: Birmingham, Tuscaloosa and the surrounding 6 counties
California: Imperial County / Baja
Oklahoma City and an arch of the Plains States
Purdue, Alabama & Oklahoma Universities
How will we determine our impact?
We will know our epidemic. Our impact is defined through understanding. While disease dynamics may seem similar, each city is unique. Our pilot communities will identify the best practice in serving the high-risk areas and informing residents or potential visitors on appropriate precautions.
A collaborative community. Collaborative efforts will determine the success of a community. Business and local government will cooperate, actively improving safety in the buildings and meeting places identified as hotspots.
Active Innovation Adoption. A successful ecosystem will quickly adopt preventive, curative, and diagnostic breakthroughs, implementing updated changes within the framework of a mobile/digital healthcare delivery model.