ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Jan. 16, 2022 –The MolinaCares Accord (“MolinaCares”), in collaboration with Molina Healthcare of New Mexico (“Molina”), recently provided a grant of $50,000 to Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless to support individuals experiencing homelessness and in need of comprehensive health care services in Central New Mexico. The grant is part of the MolinaCares for Families initiative, in which MolinaCares has committed over $400,000 to various community-based organizations to improve access to care statewide.
The grant funding, will support Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless’ primary medical, dental, and behavioral health services for individuals experiencing homelessness. According to estimates by the New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness and Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless, there are at least 16,000 individuals expected to experience homelessness this year in Bernalillo County alone, accounting for around 2.3% of county residents.
“Correlations between homelessness and health are evident. Through the MolinaCares for Families initiative, we are working to improve access to healthcare services and address social determinants of health for our vulnerable populations such as those experiencing homelessness,” said Carolyn Ingram, plan president for Molina Healthcare of New Mexico. “We are honored to partner with Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless, an organization that tirelessly serves our housing insecure residents daily, to achieve our ultimate goal of ensuring quality health care for all New Mexicans.”
“Far too many of our fellow New Mexicans continue to struggle with unmet health needs due to a lack of stable housing,” said Jenny Metzler, CEO of Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless (AHCH). “We are grateful to MolinaCares for their support in expanding programs that will improve the health and lives of those experiencing homelessness in our local community.”
Learn more about the MolinaCares for Families initiative and all of the community based organizations supported by Molina here.
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.
About Molina Healthcare of New Mexico:
Molina Healthcare of New Mexico has been providing government-funded, quality health care since 1998. The Company serves members through Medicare and Health Insurance Marketplace programs throughout New Mexico. Through its locally operated health plans, Molina Healthcare, Inc., a FORTUNE 500 company, served approximately 5.2 million members as of September 30, 2022. For more information about Molina Healthcare of New Mexico, visit MolinaHealthcare.com.
About Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless:
For nearly four decades, Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless (AHCH) has served our community as the only health care organization in Central New Mexico dedicated exclusively to providing services to people experiencing homelessness. For more information, visit abqhch.org.
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