Connecting physician volunteers with clinics caring for underserved patients.
Underserved patients in rural and urban communities receive basic health care from local community health clinics, but can’t access high quality specialty care due to cost and distance. With telehealth, our highly-qualified, compassionate physicians volunteer their medical expertise and wisdom, serving patients in their home clinics and supporting primary care providers professionally and personally.
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Telehealth technology remotely connects experienced volunteer physicians with clinic primary care providers. Whether immediate clinical advice or long term expertise is needed, every patient visit is optimized, care is kept local, and providers’ knowledge, confidence, and job satisfaction are strengthened.
Why OUR WORK MATTERS
The need is great, the benefits beyond doubt: expert, convenient health care empowers individuals, improves quality of life, and keeps families and communities strong.
We Need Your Help
We need your help to improve health care access in underserved communities.
A unique telehealth program called the MAVEN Project gives primary care providers at health clinics around the country access to mentorship and specialist consults from a network of retired and semi-retired physicians.
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.
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.
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.