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The Health eVillages-Healthways Community Outreach Program and The Honorable Bill & Tracy Frist Present Lwala 2020: Towards Wholeness of Life

Nine years after the creation of Lwala Community Alliance, the Nashville community will gather on Thursday, April 28, at the Loveless Barn, to celebrate, “Lwala 2020: Towards Wholeness of Life.” This event is presented by the Health eVillages-Healthways Community Outreach Program and The Honorable Bill and Tracy Frist. Event special guests include Donato Tramuto (CEO, Healthways and Founder & Chairman, Health eVillages), Kerry Kennedy (President, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights), Dr. Milton Ochieng’ (Co-founder, Lwala Community Alliance), and Mercy Owuor

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For Rural Maine Hospitals, Apps Can Improve Access

Delivering medical care to patients in rural regions around the globe can be a challenge. You might rightly guess at the need for more clinical resources in places like sub-Saharan Africa — but Harrington, Maine? The small Down East town has been selected, along with villages in Haiti, Kenya, South Sudan and Uganda, as a pilot location for a project by the nonprofit Health eVillages. The point is to improve medicine by making knowledge more mobile. It’s a new take

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Healthways partners with mobile health program

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. Read more here.

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Mobile Apps help doctors in rural Maine treat patients

Washington County tops the list of Maine’s poorest counties and with high poverty rates come higher rates of chronic illness. The Harrington Family Health Center sees it’s fair share of patients dealing with a variety of chronic conditions. and now it has a new piece of technology it says is improving the delivery of medical care. That technology is a tablet loaded with a variety of medical apps provided to the Harrington Health Center by the non-profit Health eVillages. Read

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Using Technology to Improve Healthcare in Rural Maine

Rural Washington County is located on the Maine coastline. The county contains some of the most majestic landscape as well as the highest childhood poverty rate in the state. Close to 60 percent of school children in the county are eligible for free or reduced lunch. As a whole, Maine has more residents over the age of 65 than any other state, and Washington County has the second-oldest Maine county. Not surprisingly, this population has substantial health needs. Read the

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Former Ogunquit selectman gets Kennedy Ripple of Hope award

Tramuto created Health eVillages in 2011 in partnership with the Robert F. Kennedy Center after the massive earthquake in Haiti. The organization provides hand-held devices with medical information to allow health care workers up-do-date information and to help them make treatment decisions. Read more here.

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