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The MAVEN Project matches volunteer expert physicians from the alumni of Harvard, Stanford, Tufts, UCSF, and other U.S. medical schools and training programs with safety net clinics' needs. (KGO)

The MAVEN Project's mission is to address the unmet healthcare needs of underserved U.S. populations seeking services at safety net clinics.

By creating a corps of experienced volunteer physicians comprised of alumni from the nation's medical schools and affiliated training programs, paired with cutting edge telehealth technology to enable remote consultations, The MAVEN Project links volunteers with safety net clinics in need of their expertise.

Rural and inner city safety net clinics are the core source of care for the medically indigent, including uninsured and under-insured individuals, Medicaid recipients, adults and children. Yet throughout the country, these clinics lack adequate access to specialty and in some cases primary care physicians.

The MAVEN Project matches volunteer expert physicians from the alumni of Harvard, Stanford, Tufts, UCSF, and other U.S. medical schools and training programs with safety net clinics' needs. HIPAA-compliant, web-based technology facilitates communication and data exchange, enabling remote consultation and mentoring for clinic providers and their patients.

3 Key Elements include:
- Match volunteers with rural and urban clinics and organizations in need
- Facilitate communication and medical consultation via a HIPAA compliant technological platform
- Solve licensing, insurance and technological challenges of U.S.-based physician volunteers

Learn more about the MAVEN Project by clicking here.
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