MAVEN Project began in 2014 during the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) . Founder and renowned physician Dr. Laurie Green recognized that while the landmark legislation vastly improved access to health insurance, it could not guarantee access to care.
Meanwhile , still years before the COVID-19 pandemic, the health care field faced persistent shortages and burnout among medical workers as well as a rising need for telehealth capabilities.
Where these issues converged, Dr. Green saw an opportunity. MAVEN Project’s earliest objectives were to support the phase-in of the ACA, establish a telemedicine platform, and build a national network of leading medical school alumni associations. (The acronym MAVEN stands for Medical Alumni Volunteer Expert Network.)
These efforts have amassed a coalition of active and retired physicians with diverse specialties who are united in their determination to serve frontline clinics in under-resourced communities. MAVEN Project facilitates this connection, resulting in clinic providers feeling empowered to deliver care and patients receiving customized, comprehensive treatment.
In under a decade, MAVEN Project now serves a growing network of safety net clinics and health centers across 21 states and Puerto Rico.