MERIDIAN, Miss. Oct. 19, 2021 –The MolinaCares Accord (“MolinaCares”), in collaboration with Molina Healthcare of Mississippi (“Molina”), donated $50,000 to the Mississippi Children’s Museum – Meridian to support the expansion of educational programs and exhibits promoting healthy living.
A portion of the donation was allocated towards the development of the Happy Healthy Families program, which provides educational information on healthy habits, including healthy eating, exercise, sleep, hygiene and more. Funds from this donation will also benefit the Healthy Heroes X-Ray exhibit, a permanent, interactive display that educates children on human anatomy and why it is important to keep their bodies healthy.
Mississippi students and children have historically experienced some of the highest rates of childhood obesity in the nation. “MolinaCares is taking steps to promote health and wellness in all the communities it serves,” said Bridget Galatas, plan president of Molina Healthcare of Mississippi. “This partnership is intended to support local families and children learning more about making good choices to help set them up for a successful and healthy future.”
“We want to ensure the children in our local communities have the resources and support to learn about their bodies and build good habits to live a long and healthy life,” said Elizabeth Wilson, executive director of Mississippi Children’s Museum – Meridian. “We’re so grateful to MolinaCares for the generous donation that will bring fun and educational opportunities to help our community grow stronger and healthier.”
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 Mississippi
Molina Healthcare of Mississippi has been providing government-funded, quality health care since 2018. The Company serves members through Medicaid (Mississippi Coordinated Access Network/MississippiCAN and Children’s Health Insurance Plan/CHIP) and Marketplace. 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 Mississippi, visit MolinaHealthcare.com.