CHPW’s new partnership aims to improve access to care

Community Health Plan of Washington has announced a partnership with The MAVEN Project.

The MAVEN Project links primary care providers at community health centers in medically under-served communities with primary care and specialty care physicians, who provide medical consultation services via telehealth technology.

“We’re excited to partner with The MAVEN Project to ensure our community health centers have the tools that they need to best care for the people who need it most in their own communities,” said Leanne Berge, CHPW’s chief executive officer. “CHPW and The MAVEN Project share a vision for improving local access to care for low income patients, and we’re looking forward to bringing The MAVEN Project’s unique model to our network of 20 community health centers across Washington.”

According to the US Department of Health, the 38 of Washington’s 39 counties are experiencing physician shortages.

“The MAVEN Project is thrilled to leverage its corps of seasoned physician volunteers to increase access to health care for underserved populations through a partnership with CHPW,” said Lisa Bard Levine, MD, MBA, CEO of The MAVEN Project. “Given CHPW’s broad reach, we are honored to offer provider-to-provider advisory consults, and education and mentoring services via telehealth technology to medically under-resourced communities across Washington State.”

Under the partnership, CHPW doctors will have access to The MAVEN Project’s physician volunteers to help improve health access in underserved areas. The partnership will reduce delays in patients receiving specialty care while allowing patients to remain in their local communities.