The nonprofit Community Healthcare Network, which serves more than 85,000 New Yorkers a year at 11 federally qualified health centers in the city, has joined forces with the nonprofit telehealth mentoring program MAVEN Project to offer support and advice to its primary care providers.
By Michelle Cerulli McAdams
When Deborah Brigell first heard about the Medical Alumni Volunteer Expert Network (MAVEN) Project last year, she had already begun scaling back her medical practice and was trying to find a way to give back.
“I was really looking for meaningful volunteer work where I could use my skills as an endocrinologist and specialist, and this seemed like a perfect opportunity,” said Brigell, 61, who is based in Boston.
MEDIA ALERT: Community Healthcare Network Announces Partnership with The MAVEN Project
Will increase CHN Physician Access to Experienced Medical Specialists
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For many uninsured and underinsured patients in Yuba City, Calif., seeing a rheumatologist used to mean taking a day off from work and driving 108 miles, roundtrip, to the University of California Davis Medical Center.
That changed this year when patients were offered the option of having a telemedicine consultation with a rheumatologist as part a pilot project between the MAVEN (Medical Alumni Volunteer Expert Network) Project and Ampla Health, a nonprofit network of community-based Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs).
More than 74 million individuals are enrolled in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Another 28 million are currently uninsured. Due to the repeal of the individual mandate (the requirement under the Affordable Care Act to purchase insurance or face a financial penalty), the uninsured population is projected to increase to 32 million by 2019.
April 12, 2018 – A unique partnership in Washington is using telehealth to connect physicians in 20 community health centers with volunteer doctors across the country for specialist consults.
Community Health Plan of Washington (CHPW), a not-for-profit plan created by the health centers 25 years ago to serve Medicare and Medicaid populations, is working with the MAVEN (Medical Alumni Volunteer Expert Network) Project, a Massachusetts-based organization that pairs volunteer physicians in a broad range of specialties with primary care providers working with underserved populations.
Watch these short videos of MAVEN Project Founder, Dr. Laurie Green, developed to celebrate her nomination for the San Francisco Chronicle’s 2018 Visionary of the Year Award!
(videos courtesy: Brian Feulner, The San Francisco Chronicle)
MAVEN Project Founder Dr. Laurie Green Nominated for San Francisco Chronicle 2018 Visionary of the Year Award
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News from the AACE Underserved Populations Committee: Interview with Dr. Lisa Bard Levine from the MAVEN Project
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Excerpt from CHPW’s new partnership aims to improve access to care from StateofReform.com:
By Kylie Walsh
The MAVEN Project links primary care providers at community health centers in medically under-served communities with primary care and specialty care physicians, who provide medical consultation services via telehealth technology.