We forge innovative, technology-based partnerships to address disparities in healthcare, and improve quality and access for those disproportionately affected by chronic disease. We also support programs that focus on domestic violence prevention and victim relief.
We're working hard to bring these efforts into the mainstream and leverage what we do best, right here in the Bay State.
Visually Impaired Students in Boston Test Innovative Technology
Trials of the Visus Visual Assist system took place in July with a group of middle-school aged students in a summer enrichment program at the world-renowned Carroll Center for the Blind, located just outside Boston, Mass. The solution, which was developed in collaboration with the Verizon Innovation Program, will allow blind and visually-impaired people to recognize faces, determine colors, and navigate their travel, all with the help of wireless technology. [ Learn More ]
Lauren Titus, Education/Outreach/Prevention coordinator at Independence House; Barnstable High School students Sarah Giannetti, Katherine Anzola, Erin O’Day and Scot Girvan; Donna Cupelo, Verizon New England; Lysetta Hurge-Putnam, executive director of Independence House; Senate President Therese Murray; Independence House Board President Lauren Kanzer and Board Vice President Deputy Chief Steven Xiarhos.
Independence House received a $10,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation to support a teen dating violence prevention and healthy relationship program for high school students on Cape Cod.
Independence House will use funds to expand the Nicholas G. Xiarhos Respectful Youth Relationships Program to educate some 60 students at Barnstable and Dennis-Yarmouth High Schools about dating violence while promoting healthy relationships.
YWCA of Greater Lawrence
The YWCA of Greater Lawrence received a $10,000 Verizon Foundation grant to help support domestic violence awareness programs for health care professionals and first responders.
L to R: Mary O’Brien of the YWCA and Verizon's Stephanie Lee
Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program
The Verizon Foundation gave $10,000 to support Boston Health Care for the Homeless' Family Behavioral Health Program.
Verizon Center for Customers with Disabilities
Verizon's Center for Customers with Disabilities (VCCD) in Marlborough, fields over 350,000 calls per year and is staffed by service representatives who assist customers with vision, cognitive, mobility, speech or hearing disabilities and provide them with technology solutions that meet their individual needs.
Converged Health Management
Verizon is addressing yet another critical issue faced by the U.S. healthcare system, with Converged Health Management, a remote patient-monitoring medical platform designed to help clinicians and patients manage their health in between doctor visits. [ Learn More ]
Using Technology to Improve Healthcare for Women
The Verizon Foundation has partnered with the Society for Women's Health Research to test technology that makes it easier to improve healthcare for women and make sure technology reaches those who need it most.
Providing Strong Solutions in Health Care
With Americans spending more than $2.6 trillion on health care each year, and with many in rural and urban areas finding it difficult to access quality health care, the Verizon Foundation believes next-generation technologies - put in the hands of innovative partners - can help address these challenges.
Verizon and Digital Health Care Solutions
Verizon technology is helping advance patient-centered health care by connecting applications, machines, information, patients and healthcare professionals in their own environments.
9th Annual World Health Care Congress
Excerpts from Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam's speech to the 9th Annual World Health Care Congress. He discusses the current state of technology in the health care system and how Verizon's holistic approach to health IT can help transform the industry.
Engineered for Innovation
The new Verizon 4G LTE network is opening new possibilities for remote healthcare.
Verizon Health Information Exchange
The Verizon Health Information Exchange, a cloud-based platform delivered "as-a-service", improves efficiency and control costs.