Drew Naté |
On October 6, MolinaCares Accord (“MolinaCares”), in collaboration with Molina Healthcare of California, launched its California Equity and Accessibility Initiative with $1.6 million allocated to advance health equity throughout the state.
MolinaCares will support Reach Out’s “Mamás y Bebés” program, which provides new and expecting mothers in the Inland Empire with mental health services and support to improve maternal and infant health outcomes.
“Being able to provide support for new moms who may be struggling with depression provides a critical lifeline to ease the isolation and stress of parenting a newborn,” said Diana Fox, executive director of Reach Out in a press release.
MolinaCares also announced plans to collaborate with the California Primary Care Association (CPCA) to launch the Leadership Equity Program (LEP).
Commenting on the collaboration in a press statement, Buddy Orange, California Primary Care Association’s vice president of Human and Organizational Development advised, “CPCA is committed to creating leadership equity and training the next generation of diverse aspiring executives.”
He went on to say, “MolinaCares shares this commitment. We are ecstatic and grateful for their support and critical role as thought partners and trusted advisors in this important work.”
Other programs benefitting from MolinaCares Support
The initiative will support Transitions Clinic Network (TCN) to engage formerly incarcerated individuals as they reenter their communities.
With the expansion of TCN Reentry Healthcare Hub, MolinaCares will provide more linkages to care, improve care coordination efforts, and build infrastructure for referrals from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
The Alzheimer’s Association of California will also receive funding to implement a Southern California Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care ECHO® Program. The program will advance the capacity of providers to respond to the needs of individuals with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. The Project ECHO tele-mentoring program will work with doctors to improve quality of life and outcomes for this vulnerable population.
MolinaCares will also provide grant funds to the California Council of Community Behavioral Health Agencies for a suicide and crisis prevention line program. The funds will support training for 13 call centers throughout the state supporting the soon to be activated 988 crisis hotlines for mental health emergencies.
In addition, the organization will continue its support of the American Heart Association in Sacramento to address health equity by tailoring well-being initiatives serving seniors, youth, and the re-entry population in areas that have under-resourced 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 disadvantaged populations by funding meaningful, measurable, and innovative programs and solutions that improve health, life, and living 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.
Molina Healthcare of California has provided government-funded care for over 40 years. The Company serves members through Medi-Cal, Medicare, Medicare-Medicaid (Duals) and Covered California (Marketplace).