Wellness program provider Healthways has formed a partnership with Health eVillages, a program that provides mobile health technology to clinically underserved areas around the world.
The Franklin, Tenn.-based company will collaborate with Health eVillages to provide areas with poor healthcare access to “resources, preventive healthcare and support for the uninsured and underinsured,” according to a news release.
More specific goals for the collaboration are still being finalized, said Cindy Wakefield, a spokeswoman for Healthways.
The partnership, the Health eVillages-Healthways Community Outreach Program, has teamed up with Mercy Community Healthcare, a not-for-profit provider focused on the treatment of underserved individuals in 30 Tennessee counties.
Health eVillages and Healthways will provide financial support to Mercy Community Healthcare for an undisclosed amount, Wakefield said.
Approximately 70% of Mercy patients are uninsured and CEO Cindy Siler said in a news release the partnership with Health eVillages and Healthways “offers us significant opportunities to further expand and enhance our services” for those individuals.
Healthways and Health eVillages have also partnered with Gallup to release a report on Feb. 23 on community health in the U.S.