MolinaCares Accord Announces $ 1.6 Million Equity and Accessibility Initiative in California to Address Health Disparities
LONG BEACH, Calif .– (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – The MolinaCares Accord (“MolinaCares”), in collaboration with Molina Healthcare of California, today launched its California Equity and Accessibility Initiative with an initial amount of $ 1.6 million to make advancing health equity statewide.
“This critical initiative works with key partners across the state and strengthens our commitment to improving health outcomes for our most vulnerable populations,” said Abbie Totten, president of Molina Healthcare of California. “MolinaCares will continue to rely on partnerships to support its mission of building stronger communities, one life at a time. ”
MolinaCares will support Give a hand The “Mamás y Bebés” program, which provides new and expectant mothers in the Inland Empire with mental health services and support to improve maternal and child health outcomes. “Being able to provide support to new moms who may be struggling with depression is a critical lifeline in alleviating the isolation and stress associated with parenting a newborn,” said Diana Fox, Executive Director of Reach Out. “During the pandemic, we found that the classes worked well in a virtual environment as well, so we will now be able to offer the Mamás y Bebés program both in person and online across the Inland Empire.”
MolinaCares collaborates with the California Primary Care Association (CPCA) to develop and launch the Leadership Equity Program (LEP). “CPCA is committed to creating leadership equity and nurturing the next generation of diverse executive aspirants,” said Buddy Orange, vice president of human and organizational development for the California Primary Care Association. “MolinaCares shares this commitment. We are delighted and grateful for their support and essential role as thought partners and trusted advisers in this important work. ”
The initiative will support Transitions clinic network (TCN) to engage formerly incarcerated people as they return to their communities. MolinaCares will help expand the TCN Reentry Healthcare Hub, which will provide additional links to care, enhance care coordination efforts, and create an infrastructure for California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation referrals.
The California Alzheimer’s Association will receive funding to implement an ECHO of Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care in Southern California® Program. The program will improve the ability of providers to meet the needs of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. The ECHO project telementorship program will work with physicians to improve the quality of life and outcomes for this vulnerable population.
MolinaCares also provides the California Council of Community Behavioral Health Agencies with a grant for a suicide and crisis prevention hotline program. The funds are dedicated to creating training for 13 call centers across the state supporting 988 crisis lines.
Finally, MolinaCares continues to support the American Heart Association in Sacramento to address health equity by tailoring wellness initiatives to serve the elderly, youth, and reintegration population in historically underfunded communities.
About the MolinaCares Accord
Established by Molina Healthcare, Inc., The MolinaCares Accord oversees a community investment platform created to improve the health and well-being of underprivileged populations by funding meaningful, measurable and innovative programs and solutions that improve health, lives and life in local communities. . The MolinaCares Accord funds such measures through the Molina Healthcare Charitable Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) established in 2020 by Molina Healthcare, Inc.
About Molina Healthcare of California
Molina Healthcare of California has provided government funded care for over 40 years. The company serves its members through Medi-Cal, Medicare, Medicare-Medicaid (Duals) and Covered California (Marketplace). Molina’s service areas include Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, San Diego, Orange County, and Imperial counties. Through its locally managed health plans, Molina Healthcare, Inc., a FORTUNE 500 company, served approximately 4.7 million members as of June 30, 2021. For more information on Molina Healthcare of California, visit MolinaHealthcare.com.