The initial Powered for Patients Stakeholder Meeting in Washington, D.C. in August 2014 was an important first step in bringing together representatives from key federal, state and local government agencies and private sector organizations charged with safeguarding backup power and expediting power restoration.
Powered for Patients is now focused on convening State Stakeholder Engagement Initiatives in key states. These initiatives will bring state and local stakeholders together to assess current practices relating to backup power protection and prioritized power restoration. These state stakeholders will also assess current programs to address the needs of at-risk citizens dependent on electric powered medical equipment.
These state-focused initiatives will help identify existing best practices and also capture gaps that need to be closed through collaboration between stakeholders.