Medical debt is an issue impacting Vermonters in many ways such as obtaining quality healthcare, accessing medications, and stress and anxiety over hospital bills. To raise awareness about Medical Debt in Vermont, Vermont Legal Aid conceived the idea of a web application to collect real stories and share them online.
Though people turn out in the thousands across the state for Green Up Day every year, Green Up Vermont (the non-profit organization behind the event) believes many more would participate and access related information more easily with a mobile app.
CourtBot is a text message notification system intended to allow anyone to receive automatic court date attendance reminders, for the express purpose of keeping people with court dates from missing them and suffering terrible consequences when they do.
Vermont Legal Aid (VLA) holds expungement clinics because old records are unnecessarily punishing for Vermonters – emotionally & economically. This project is aimed at generating printable, pre-populated forms in order to help VLA serve more Vermonters faster.
Starting as a singular Open Data Day event, the primary goal of this project is to ensure that new Americans in Vermont are appropriately represented in Vermont’s open data.