GREENVILLE, S.C., Aug. 10, 2021 – The MolinaCares Accord (“MolinaCares”), in collaboration with Molina Healthcare of South Carolina (“Molina”), donated $15,000 to Prisma Health in support of children’s injury prevention. The grant will help expand the bike skills and safety program of the Bradshaw Institute for Community Child Health & Advocacy, a part of Prisma Health Children’s Hospital.
“We are grateful for the opportunity to continue working with our longtime provider partner, Prisma Health, in a joint effort to enhance and expand children’s safety initiatives in the Upstate,” said Dora Wilson, plan president of Molina Healthcare of South Carolina. “MolinaCares is committed to ensuring that everyone has access to education and resources that empower our children to develop into healthy, safe conscious adults.”
The MolinaCares grant will fund 1,200 bicycle helmets that will be distributed to fourth and fifth graders at schools throughout Greenville, Oconee, and Pickens counties. The National Safety Council reports that wearing a helmet can reduce a cyclist’s risk of head injury by approximately 60% and brain injury by approximately 58%.
“More children ages 5-14 are seen in emergency departments for severe head injuries resulting from riding a bike than from any other sport,” said Denise Wiklacz, team lead for health promotion at Bradshaw Institute for Community Child Health & Advocacy. “This generous support from MolinaCares enables us to enhance our bike skills and safety program so that we are not only teaching students the importance of protecting their head while riding a bike, but we are able to provide them with the needed equipment to implement what they learned once they complete our program.”
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 South Carolina
Molina Healthcare of South Carolina has been providing government-funded health care since 2013. The Company serves members through Medicaid, Marketplace, Medicare, and Medicare-Medicaid (Duals) health programs throughout South Carolina. Through its locally operated health plans, Molina Healthcare, Inc., a FORTUNE 500 company, served approximately 4.7 million members as of June 30, 2021. For more information about Molina Healthcare of South Carolina, visit MolinaHealthcare.com.
About Prisma Health
Prisma Health is a not-for-profit health company and the largest healthcare system in South Carolina. With nearly 30,000 team members, 18 acute care and specialty hospitals, 2,947 beds, approximately 300 outpatient sites, and nearly 5,000 employed and clinically integrated network physicians and providers, Prisma Health serves more than 1.2 million unique patients annually in its 21-county market area that covers 50% of South Carolina. Prisma Health’s goal is to improve the health of all South Carolinians by enhancing clinical quality, the patient experience and access to affordable care, as well as conducting clinical research and training the next generation of medical professionals. For more information, visit PrismaHealth.org.