News Release
Posted by The Molina Cares Accord

The MolinaCares Accord Hosts Panel on Addressing Social Determinants of Health and Access to Care Against the Backdrop of a Pandemic

San Diego Board of Supervisors Chairman Nathan Fletcher to Provide Welcome Remarks


Media Contacts: Roger Salazar, rsalazar@alzamedia.com, 916-284-1255

The MolinaCares Accord (“MolinaCares”), in collaboration with Molina Healthcare of California (“Molina”), will host its third in a series of virtual panels titled Addressing Social Determinants of Health and Access to Care Against the Backdrop of a Pandemic. The panel will focus on San Diego and address the topics of improving social determinants of health; access to coverage and care; and strategies to address lasting impacts of COVID on vulnerable communities.


Who:

Host: Dr. Sayeed Khan, chief medical officer for Molina Healthcare of California
Welcome: Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, chairman of the San Diego Board of Supervisors
Moderator: Vince Hall, chief government relations officer for Feeding America
Panelists:
o Dr. Wilma Wooten, San Diego County Public Health Officer
o Rudolph A. Johnson, III, president and CEO of the Neighborhood House Association
o Dinora Reyna-Gutierrez, executive director of the San Diego Organizing Proje

Where: Zoom link will be provided upon RSVP


When: Thursday, September 30, 2021 | 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. PT


Why: The pandemic exacerbated inequities across demographics in California. Minority communities have experienced disproportionate health disparities throughout the pandemic because of preexisting conditions, higher rates of unemployment, housing and food insecurity and lower vaccination rates. As workplaces reopen, children return to in-person learning and governments legislate amongst an ongoing pandemic, there is a critical need for cross-sector collaboration to ensure communities have access to high quality care and services to improve health outcomes.

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.


About Molina Healthcare of California:


Molina Healthcare of California has been providing government-funded care for 40 years. The Company
serves members through Medi-Cal, Medicare, Medicare-Medicaid (Duals) and Covered California
(Marketplace). Molina’s service areas include Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, San Diego, Orange County and Imperial counties. 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 California, visit MolinaHealthcare.com.