Looking for a way to stay engaged in medicine? The MAVEN Project connects volunteer physicians with community health centers.
In states like California, where there are many Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), defined by the government as a population-to-provider ratio of at least 3,500 to 1, community health centers are working to improve access to health care for patients who receive Medicaid benefits or are uninsured.
Almost half of U.S. community health centers serve patients who live in rural areas, where long travel distances and the scarcity of clinics can make access challenging.
The osteopathic profession is helping to add physicians where they are needed most and, now, so is The MAVEN Project, a volunteer network that links physicians to community health centers and other clinics in underserved communities.