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The MolinaCares commitment to a healthy Texas

Building stronger communities one life at a time isn’t just a slogan, it’s a core belief our employees live and work towards every day. Whether through nutrition education, CPR demonstrations, or distribution of critical supplies to Texas families, Molina is committed to bringing healthy habits to Texans of all ages. 

Below are just some of the ways our trusted community partners and passionate Molina employees are making an impact in Texas.  

Lifesaving skills for Texas seniors 

Molina champions the health of Texas seniors and is dedicated to education that equips seniors with knowledge that can be lifesaving. The following events featured critical programming supportive of better health for seniors.  

Residents of the Rose Crest Village Senior Apartments were offered a free CPR and health heart program thanks to a collaboration between Molina Healthcare of Texas and CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital. The event included demonstrations on how to perform CPR and Heimlich maneuvers, and a heart health presentation. Participants were given prizes, goodie bags, snacks, and refreshments. 

Additionally, Molina Healthcare of Texas partnered with the American Heart Association to host Be the Beat, a free CPR and heart health program for seniors. Participants received valuable education on how to safely perform CPR, blood pressure screenings, and discussion on the importance of dialing 911 when someone is having a heart attack. 

Healthy eating starts at home 

Nutrition is a critical component of overall health – and Molina is committed to ensuring Texans have the tools necessary to make healthy choices. In honor of National Nutrition Month, Molina Healthcare of Texas hosted several events focused on skills like reading labels and cooking, that encourage Texans to fuel their bodies with nutritious foods. 

Molina Healthcare of Texas partnered with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service to host Healthy Tips on Eating and Reading Food Labels for the Jasper community. Throughout the afternoon, programming included demonstrations and tips on healthy recipes and how to read food labels.  

Further, Molina Healthcare of Texas hosted a health and wellness fair for the Horizon City community. Molina representatives were in attendance, providing complimentary food pantry bags for the first 25 families present. A cooking demonstration was offered to all participants, in addition to featured community health resources like preventable screenings, activities for children, COVID-19 vaccines, and more. 

Parenting class for El Paso families  

Molina Healthcare of Texas partnered with El Paso Child Guidance Center to host Nurturing Parents, a free parenting class which featured educational parenting conversations, tips on nutrition, along with giveaways for El Paso families with children under 5 years old and expecting mothers. In observance of National Nutritional Month, participants were given food baskets and provided gift baskets with baby essentials for expectant moms. All attendees were given a $20 gift card upon completing the class. 

Fishing derby for Hidalgo County nursing facility residents 

Molina Healthcare of Texas was proud to partner with Fishing Future and Texas Parks and Wildlife to host the Molina Quality of Living Fishing Derby for residents of Molina Quality Living Program nursing facilities across the Rio Grande Valley. The event provided residents a chance to enjoy a morning of fishing with a fishing class. Participants competed for the chance to win trophies and most importantly, bragging rights. Molina staff were present to help residents hook their bait, cast, and fish as needed.