Molina Healthcare of Ohio and Cityblock Health Deliver Innovative Model of Care to Ohioans
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 08, 2021 – Molina Healthcare of Ohio (“Molina”) announced today an exclusive partnership in Ohio with Cityblock Health (“Cityblock”) to bring its personalized health care program to 10,000 Ohioans in urban Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Columbus. This partnership will launch in 2022 and result in close to 100 new clinical and non-clinical job opportunities across the three communities in the first year alone.
Cityblock is a national company focusing on providing health care access for Medicaid and lower-income Medicare beneficiaries. The company provides personalized primary and behavioral health care for people who are experiencing complex needs in their health and daily lives. This personalized care includes 24/7 access to multi-modal care delivery, where doctors and other clinical and non-clinical care team members treat patients in their homes, community settings, virtually using telehealth, or at Cityblock hubs like the Molina One-Stop Neighborhood Centers to be opened in Ohio.
Molina and Cityblock’s close partnerships with community-based organizations and their focus on addressing social determinants of health will focus on inequities exacerbated by COVID-19, which has disproportionately impacted vulnerable populations. The goal of this partnership is to improve health outcomes by identifying and eliminating systemic inequities like access to nutritious food and stable housing.
Cityblock’s Community Health Partners, who are hired from the communities in which they serve, will work closely with Molina members in Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Columbus on their individual care plans, and will connect them to local community organizations and care teams to facilitate key needs.
“Molina is dedicated to addressing the social determinants of health impacting the overall well-being and outcomes of our members,” said Ami Cole, Molina Healthcare of Ohio’s plan president. “Our most vulnerable members can be the hardest to reach. We are excited to partner with Cityblock to meet these members where they are and continue to deliver innovative approaches to improving not only their health outcomes, but their overall quality of life.”
“We are thrilled to begin this work in Ohio through our partnership with Molina,” said Iyah Romm, Cityblock’s CEO and co-founder. “Like Molina, we believe everyone should have access to the care they need in their community. We will partner with community-based organizations, health care providers, and behavioral health specialists to deliver comprehensive care, improve outcomes, and drive access to truly equitable health care for those who need it the most."
About Molina Healthcare of Ohio
Since 2005, Molina Healthcare of Ohio has been providing government-funded, quality health care to low-income individuals. As of September 30, 2020, the company serves approximately 348,000 members through Medicaid, Medicare, Medicare-Medicaid (Duals) and Health Insurance Exchange programs across the state.
About Cityblock Health:
Founded in 2017, Cityblock Health is a transformative, value-based healthcare provider for Medicaid and lower-income Medicare beneficiaries. They partner with community-based organizations and health plans to deliver medical care, behavioral health, and social services virtually, in-home, and in their community-based clinics. Modern technology is at the core of the model, with custom-built tools to support every facet of care team operations and member interactions. Cityblock currently serves 70,000 members in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Washington, DC. For more information, visit cityblock.com.