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Posted by The MolinaCares Accord

MolinaCares Accord Aims to Reduce Health Disparities in Arizona

Media Contact: Caroline Zubieta,, 562-951-1588

Phoenix, July 11, 2022The MolinaCares Accord (“MolinaCares”), in collaboration with Molina Complete Care of Arizona (“Molina”), is making a significant impact in addressing social determinants of health in Arizona in the areas of homelessness, unemployment and behavioral health with $150,000 in grants.

“MolinaCares is focused on addressing inequities that often lead to poorer health outcomes in Arizona,” said Minnie Andrade, plan president of Molina Complete Care of Arizona. “We continue to work with valued local nonprofits to help vulnerable individuals and families find stable housing and employment with proper access to needed resources including mental health services.”  

For Arizona Peer and Family Career Academy, an organization that works to make a meaningful impact on the behavioral health workforce, the funding supported the hiring of dedicated staff, as well as the professional development of over 300 individuals through advanced training programs in effective advocacy, hope and healing in the opioid use crisis, motivational leadership, and more. 

“We appreciate MolinaCares’ support,” said Hayley Winterberg, executive director of Arizona Peer and Family Career Academy. “It’s an investment that will continue to impact the behavioral health workforce for years to come.”

For Valley Leadership, a leadership development and community impact organization dedicated to improving the workforce development of marginalized populations, including the recently homeless, Medicaid recipients and the formerly incarcerated, the funding has helped connect those they work with to full-time jobs, thereby reducing the number of individuals that reengage with the criminal justice system, homelessness and other negative outcomes, while also connecting businesses to qualified employees. So far, Valley Leadership has connected with over 100 organizations and impacted several individuals who have been involved with the justice system.

“Thanks to MolinaCares’ generous contribution, we have been able to take on complex challenges and support upward mobility for Arizona residents,” said Mary Foote, impact maker, jobs and the economy team chair at Valley Leadership.

MolinaCares also provided grants to the following Arizona organizations: Human Services Campus (HSC), University of Arizona/Street Medicine Phoenix, Arizona Women’s Recovery Center, NAMI Valley of the Sun, Homeless ID Project, and Youth Era

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.

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