Donations in 23 States Address Social Determinants of Health, Health Equity, and More
LONG BEACH, Calif., March 8, 2022 – The MolinaCares Accord (“MolinaCares”) is proud to announce it committed over $8.8 million in charitable programming and partnerships with community organizations across 23 states in 2021. Charitable donations are impacting a range of critical community health issues and whole person care such as vaccination access and education, health equity and accessibility, food and housing security, behavioral health, and health care workforce development.
“Since launching in late 2020, The MolinaCares Accord has demonstrated the value of working together with community-based organizations to address the social determinants of health and health equity issues impacting outcomes and access to care in the communities we serve,” said Carolyn Ingram, executive director of The Molina Healthcare Charitable Foundation. “As we continue to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, our investments and partnerships with community organizations have had a measurable impact on the health and wellness of communities across the country.”
MolinaCares funded several key statewide initiatives this year, including the over $1.6 million California Equity and Accessibility Initiative to advance health equity in California and the recently announced $700,000 Behavioral Health Initiative to expand access to behavioral health in Washington State. MolinaCares also joined partnering organizations to create a coalition to bolster food access efforts in the Mississippi Delta. Having made an initial investment of $250,000, MolinaCares will donate a total of $1.25 million over the next five years.
Several MolinaCares donations throughout the year were directed toward communities facing real-time crises. In Kentucky, MolinaCares made a $200,000 donation to Governor Andy Beshear’s Tornado Relief Fund helping Kentuckians affected by the recent deadly tornadoes and a $100,000 donation supporting flood relief efforts. In Texas, $250,000 was donated to Feeding Texas in the aftermath of Winter Storm Uri and the ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, in Mississippi, MolinaCares sponsored a COVID-19 vaccine campaign featuring Super Bowl champion Jerry Rice after cases spiked in the state with the arrival of the Delta variant.
For more information on MolinaCares’ overall impact this year, please visit MolinaCares.com.
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.