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Bringing Pediatric Expertise to School

Convenient Pediatric Care

$5,425
pledged of$50,000 goal
17
30Days Left
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Campaign Ends on October 30, 2020

Project Description

Peds Purpose is an innovative healthcare company that aims to increase access to pediatric care, by leveraging technology to provide telemedicine in schools.

 

The Problem

Childhood illness is a significant contributor to missed school days. When children are sent home from school, or stay home from school, parents often miss work to care for them. Scheduling a pediatric doctor's appointment during a time convenient for work and school schedules can also be a challenge for families. Most schools have a nurse who can address minor health concerns, but very few schools have a healthcare provider or clinic on-site to address more involved pediatric complaints such as ear pain, rashes, or pink eye. 

Target Market 

Currently, we have 3 schools in Camden, NJ in the pilot phase of the telemedicine program. As we expand and grow, we will include more schools in New Jersey. There are approximately 2,000 elementary schools in New Jersey, serving about 1.4 million students, so there is great potential for growth. We have plans to expand the telemedicine program to schools in other states in the future.

 

 

Our Solution

By providing access to board-certified pediatricians, using video conferencing technology, children with ear pain, pink eye, rashes, or sore throat can be evaluated, diagnosed and treated without being sent home from school. Parents will be able to pick up prescribed medications after work and start their child's treatment sooner.

·        Parents are able to avoid urgent care and ER waiting rooms.

·        Primary care physicians are kept in the loop with an after-visit summary that is sent after every encounter

·        Children return to school sooner, in most cases after 24 hours on the appropriate treatment regimen

·        School nurses have additional support from Pediatric providers 

 

 

What will the crowdfunded money be used for?

  1. Purchasing additional telemedicine equipment. We provide the equipment to the schools so that cost is not a barrier to a school's participation. 
  2. Electronic medical record (EMR). Parents will have access to their child’s visit notes through an online patient portal.
  3. Credentialing Pediatricians. 
  4. Training school nurses. 
  5. Marketing and education materials for parents to increase awareness about the program.

 

 

Where do we go from here?

We could not have imagined how coronavirus would derail our lives and shut down schools. But, as the saying goes, “every setback is a setup for a comeback”. We are using this time as preparation and we look forward to relaunching in the fall, as schools reopen.

 

Thank you for supporting this campaign. I am so grateful for everyone who is contributing, offering well wishes, and sharing the campaign to help me expand telemedicine services to more schools. 

 

 

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

When will I receive my reward?

All rewards will be fulfilled within one month of the campaign end date, or sooner. 

 

How will you know where to send my reward?

Backers will be contacted via email by Dr. Tiffany Tucker to obtain the mailing address for delivery. Shipment and delivery will be through the United States Postal Service.

 

Will my telemedicine visit reward expire?

No. * Some conditions are not appropriate for telemedicine. If your child’s initial visit is not treatable using telemedicine, you will be credited for another visit at a later time. 

 

What size shirts are available?

Youth XS- Adult 4XL

 

How will my company logo be displayed on your webpage?

We will request your logo as a .jpg or .png file to be added to a designated sponsors section of our website. 

 

When will the backpack drive take place? 

TBD

Christian Okoye
09/04/2020
Sponsor
$500
08/28/2020
Advocate
$100
Shawn Gibbons
08/26/2020
Community Partner
$1,000
Michael D. Sayles, Esquire
08/18/2020
Sponsor
$500
Mike MBA
08/16/2020
Community Partner
$1,000
Bkibby,DO,MBA,FASA
08/16/2020
Community Partner
$1,000
Gladys Newkirk
08/13/2020
Builder
$50
Straun Health
08/11/2020
Advocate
$100
Renard
08/11/2020
Builder
$50
Erica Tucker
08/09/2020
Sponsor
$500
Monetary Contribution

Every and any amount is greatly appreciated to help us reach our goal.

0 Supporters
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10.00 USD
Social Media Shout Out

Your support will be acknowledged on all of our social media platforms.

0 Supporters
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25.00 USD
Supporter

Proudly wear your “Unite with Purpose” T-shirt to show your support.

1 Supporter
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50.00 USD
Builder

Limited edition tote bag.

2 Supporters
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100.00 USD
Advocate

Swag bag including limited edition tote, supporter T-shirt, and a logo tumbler.

8 Supporters
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500.00 USD
Sponsor

Company logo on Peds Purpose website.

3 Supporters
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1,000.00 USD
Community Partner

Company logo on website + $500 donation to our backpack and school supplies drive.

3 Supporters
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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Every and any amount is greatly appreciated to help us reach our goal.

0 Supporters
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10.00 USD
Social Media Shout Out

Your support will be acknowledged on all of our social media platforms.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
25.00 USD
Supporter

Proudly wear your “Unite with Purpose” T-shirt to show your support.

1 Supporter
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Builder

Limited edition tote bag.

2 Supporters
Select this reward
100.00 USD
Advocate

Swag bag including limited edition tote, supporter T-shirt, and a logo tumbler.

8 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
Sponsor

Company logo on Peds Purpose website.

3 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
Community Partner

Company logo on website + $500 donation to our backpack and school supplies drive.

3 Supporters
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