The app has already been introduced in communities across the country.
Yazel is hoping to have the full funding for the program within six weeks. He is about $1,500 away from being able to implement the program.
The initial startup fee for the community is around $22,000. Additionally, the program has an annual maintenance fee of $8,000.
He has received a number of other grants for PulsePoint, including around $11,000 from the Indiana State Department of Health.
“It sounds like a lot of money, but if it saves even one person, that family will consider it well-spent,” Yazel said.
Phillip Beaman, board chair of the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana, said the program is in line with the organization’s emphasis on “healthful living.” He hopes the application will shorten response times to emergencies.
“With Clark County, there’s a lot of urban and ruralareas, and it can complicate response times to emergencies,” he said. “With PulsePoint, people might be able to receive care more immediately than they did in the past.”