Maven launches health network with Cancer Connect

Partnership brings more than 1 million monthly readers to Maven

SEATTLE -- Digital media platform Maven (ticker symbol MVEN) is partnering with OMNI Health Media to launch the Maven Health Network (mavendoctors.io), an integrated group of channels focused on health, nutrition, and fitness as well as contemporary and alternative medicine.

The Maven Health Network kicks off with the launch of Cancer Connect on Maven. For 20 years, Cancer Connect has provided information, inspiration and a supportive social community for cancer patients, their families and caregivers. Cancer Connect combines original content and daily cancer news with expert doctor commentary from many leading cancer centers with editor-curated content from the web to ensure users have access to the most relevant and through educational content available to support their decision making.

“We are thrilled to lead the development of Maven Health,” says Dr. Charles Weaver, founder and medical editor of OMNI Health Media. “OMNI has been creating educational content and social communities for patients, doctors, advocates and leading institutions since 1997. Maven’s technology allows us to better fulfill our mission of creating content, community and connections with their superior mobile app, state-of-the-art technology, and uniform ad-serving platform. With Maven, we see the opportunity to grow and keep up with the evolving marketplace.”

In addition to Cancer Connect, OMNI Health Media is migrating its leading educational resources and communities to Maven. They are:

Working with Maven, OMNI will continue building the network by recruiting and partnering with mavens in more than 40 common health condition arenas, creating stronger resources and communities around medical interests and conditions.

Weaver is a former cancer researcher, developer of the Physician Practice Management industry, and pioneer of internet-based cancer education. He received his medical training at the University of Pennsylvania, National Institutes of Health and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.

“Dr. Weaver is a pioneer in the use of digital media to connect and inform patients and medical professionals, and continues his legacy of forging new paths with this partnership,” says Maven CEO James Heckman. “His deep connections in the medical industry, popular online resources, and dedicated engaged audience, make him a valuable addition to the Maven community. We look forward to the increased reach and leadership he’ll develop with the Maven Health Network.”

Maven is a coalition of mavens operating on a shared digital publishing, advertising and distribution platform, unified under a single media brand. Based in Seattle, Maven is publicly traded under the ticker symbol MVEN.

Maven (noun | ma·ven | ˈmā-vən): A professional, authentic authority, evangelist and recognized community leader for a specific topic, cause or organization.

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