Purple Binder identifies the social and medical resources in your community.
Our team manages all of the listings and keeps them updated.
Every Purple Binder deployment starts by identifying the needs that you see in your population. Then, our research team gets to work.
1. Merging existing resources into a master list
The first step in community research is to identify all of the existing lists of community resources and merge them into a master list. The research process can be customized to target service types and data points that are of particular importance to our partners. We use many sources for research, including web scraping and paper directories.
It’s amazing to have a validated tool to find referrals, instead of searching Google where you can't be sure if it's a good place to go.
-- Paul K., Analyst, Pediatric Managed Care
2. Contacting all service providers to gather detailed information
The Purple Binder research team contacts every single service provider. Rather than relying on websites — which are usually out of date — we establish a contact at every organization. For each service, we record details including who is eligible for the service, their intake process, and other crucial details.
3. Staying up to date through outreach and user input
Each service provider is contacted every 3-11 months to keep their information up to date. Additionally, users of Purple Binder can suggest updates and new services. These messages go directly to our research team for immediate response.