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PRESS RELEASE – Tennessee Primary Care Association Members Partner with MAVEN Project to Enhance Healthcare Access in Tennessee

The Tennessee Primary Care Association (TPCA) and MAVEN Project are pleased to announce a partnership aimed at expanding access to quality healthcare services across Tennessee. This collaboration brings together the expertise and resources of two leading organizations dedicated to improving healthcare outcomes and fostering stronger communities.

MAVEN Project, a renowned national nonprofit, is committed to bridging the healthcare access gap through its unique approach. The organization connects underserved communities with a network of volunteer specialty physicians who provide expert advice and guidance to primary care providers, empowering them to deliver high-quality care to their patients.

Seven TPCA members, Cherokee Health Systems, Chota Community Health Services, Connectus Health, Hardeman County Community Health Center, Lifespan Health, Mercy Community Healthcare, and Rural Medical Services, Inc., will be working with MAVEN Project to combine their efforts and expertise to enhance healthcare access, particularly in rural and underserved areas across Tennessee. By leveraging MAVEN Project services, community health centers across the state will gain access to a vast pool of medical professionals who can provide guidance on complex cases, answer questions, further medical education, and share best practices.

Libby Thurman, TPCA’s Chief Executive Officer, expressed her enthusiasm about the collaboration, stating, “We are excited to partner with MAVEN Project to further our mission of improving healthcare access for all Tennesseans. Our work together will empower community health centers to deliver enhanced care, ensuring that patients receive the right expertise, regardless of their geographic location or socioeconomic status.”

The partnership will also focus on strengthening the capacity of primary care providers by offering specialized training programs, educational resources, and mentoring opportunities. By building a collaborative learning environment, MAVEN Project will bolster specialty care for underserved patients while also improving provider morale.

David Segal, CEO of MAVEN Project, commented “We are honored to join forces with the Tennessee Primary Care Association to address healthcare disparities and bring expert care to those in need by connecting world-class physicians with local providers through telehealth. Together, we can transform the way healthcare is delivered in Tennessee, ensuring that every patient receives the highest standard of care.”

This partnership aligns with both organizations’ commitment to innovation, collaboration, and patient-centered care. Together, TPCA and MAVEN Project will work diligently to strengthen healthcare access in Tennessee and create a lasting impact on the health and well-being of communities across the state.

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About Tennessee Primary Care Association

The Tennessee Primary Care Association (TPCA) is committed to ensuring access to quality, comprehensive, and holistic health services for all Tennesseans. As the membership organization for the state’s community health centers, TPCA’s mission is to provide leadership, advocacy, and support as the voice of 30 non-profit primary care organizations. The association is a bridge between community needs and the decision makers at the federal, state, local, and corporate levels. As part of the collective effort to maximize access to health services for all Tennesseans, TPCA ensures the state’s community health centers can provide critical access, serve as trusted health care leaders, and deliver integrated care based on the unique needs of their communities. Learn more at


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