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Posted by The MolinaCares Accord

The MolinaCares Accord Presents $40K Grant to Rosalind Franklin University’s Interprofessional Community Clinic

Media Contact: Rhonda Frazier, Rhonda.Frazier@MolinaHealthCare.Com, (562) 980-3849

CHICAGO, May 29, 2023 – The MolinaCares Accord (“MolinaCares”), in collaboration with Molina Healthcare of Illinois, presented a $40,000 grant to Rosalind Franklin University (RFU) in support of their student-led Interprofessional Community Clinic (ICC), which provides health care toun insured residents in Lake County, Illinois. The grant will go toward crucial vaccinations, vitals kits to supplement telehealth services, and medical supplies enabling the clinic to offer pelvic health and dermatology services for ICC patients. The contribution is part of the MolinaCares Illinois Health Equity Initiative – an investment of nearly $5 million to improve equity and health outcomes in under-resourced communities.

In Lake County, 7.2% of the community is uninsured, making accessing affordable and quality care especially difficult. Additionally, one in 10 residents are unable to see a doctor or get a prescription filled due to cost. The ICC exclusively serves patients who do not have insurance coverage – a demographic facing disproportionately high instances of chronic diseases.

“As part of our commitment to advancing health equity, Molina is proud to invest in the ICC and expand the reach of the transformational care they provide in the Lake County community,” said Dr. Varsha Chandramouli, chief medical officer of Molina Healthcare of Illinois. “We are honored to champion community partners like RFU who are committed to improving health outcomes for our neighbors.”

Funding will support vaccines for influenza, Tdap, pneumococcal, and shingles. Additionally, grant money will be allocated to improving access to specialty care including pelvic health and dermatology services as well as vital supply kits sent to patients to expand telemedicine offerings. Through this investment of critically important resources, MolinaCares and RFU aim to address health equity and increase access to care in Lake County.

“By providing wraparound care to uninsured patients, we are improving health outcomes for under-resourced communities while also empowering future health professionals with the skills necessary to provide quality, accessible care to our community,” said director of the ICC “Building lasting partnerships with organizations such as MolinaCares is Dr. Melissa Chen, medical director of the ICC. “Building lasting partnerships with organizations such as MolinaCares is critically important to our ability to expand the reach of vital care and resources.”

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 Rosalind Franklin University

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