Mission: To bring expert healthcare within everyone’s reach.
About the Organization: Founded in 2014, the San Francisco-based Maven Project works to provide expert health care to the un- and underinsured, the working poor, and children living below the poverty line by connecting highly qualified volunteer physicians to underserved rural and inner-city clinics via telehealth technology.
Current Programs: The organization currently partners with more than forty underserved community clinics serving more than sixty thousand patients in six states. Using telehealth technology, experienced doctors representing over thirty specialties provide nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and physicians in underserved clinics with advisory consultations, assist in validating clinical approaches, enhance plans of care, and triage referrals, all via video and/or phone. Physician volunteers also provide mentoring to primary care providers in regularly scheduled one-on-one sessions and make pertinent, practical presentations for providers in the field (often at their request), followed by Q&A.
Website: Visitors to the Maven Project site can access a list of clinics in the organization's network. In addition, doctors who are recently retired, semi-retired, or practicing but looking to give back can learn about the requirements for and the process of becoming a volunteer-physician, while community clinics can learn more about joining the organization's clinic network.
Funding: The Maven Project is funded by individuals, foundations, and corporations.