The MolinaCares Accord Donates $1.2 Million in Nevada to Help Alleviate Health Disparities
LAS VEGAS, March 21, 2023 – The MolinaCares Accord (“MolinaCares”), in collaboration with Molina Healthcare of Nevada (“Molina”), is donating $1.2 million in community reinvestment grants to address health disparities for at-risk populations in Clark and Washoe Counties. The funds will advance programs designed to improve access to health care and social services.
Data shows southern Nevada’s homeless population is growing with 5,642 individuals experiencing homelessness in the region. Residents of Clark and Washoe Counties make up 62% of adults accessing adult mental health services. HIV and AIDS rates in the two counties are the highest in the state. MolinaCares’ contributions will support agencies combating these pressing issues in the area.
“The MolinaCares Accord is committed to improving the health and wellness of individuals in need,” said Rob Baughman, plan president of Molina Healthcare of Nevada. “The MolinaCares grants will contribute to local community-based organizations’ efforts to improve health outcomes for the diverse populations we serve in northern and southern Nevada.”
The donations will focus support in the following areas:
- Behavioral Health:
Empowerment Center will receive a grant to provide and expand social and behavioral health services for participants in chemical dependency treatment and recovery programs.
- Clinics and Provider Care:
UNLV Pediatric Clinic will receive funding for a new pediatric office. Project ECHO’s grant will fund programs that meet the needs of primary care providers by offering an alternative to costly travel and long wait times for patients needing specialty care. At The Center of Reno, the money will be used to help combat HIV in Nevada with a comprehensive PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) program.
- Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs):
Northern Nevada HOPES, Community Health Alliance, First Person Care Clinic, Nevada Health Centers, FirstMed Health and Wellness, Hope Christian Health Center, and Silver State Health will receive funds to provide care to the vulnerable populations they serve.
- Housing Insecurity:
HopeLink of Southern Nevada’s grant will be focused on implementing case management at a new, affordable housing complex, serving an estimated 470 residents. Northern Nevada HOPES Springs will receive funding to support the region's only bridge housing program, while SHARE Village Las Vegas’ grant will be used to fund housing for previously homeless veterans and families.
"The MolinaCares grant will enable us to continue to provide nightly housing for over 500 veterans and families, provide market fresh food, nutrition supplies, curbside food pick-up, medical/mental health care access, job access/training, and supplies for pets," said Arnold Stalk, PhD, founder of SHARE Village Las Vegas.
- Population Health:
Additional MolinaCares support will be provided to the Doula Cooperative in Washoe and Clark Counties, Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation, to help families overcome the financial and emotional impact of a childhood cancer diagnosis, and RubiconMD to expand e-consults as a statewide solution for provider groups through access to a national panel of top specialists. Grants will also help fund Crossroads of Southern Nevada, Human Behavior Institute, WC Health, and UNLV Mojave Clinic.
About Molina Healthcare of Nevada
Molina Healthcare of Nevada, Inc. provides government-funded health care to members in Clark and Washoe counties through Medicaid and Nevada Check Up Program. Through its locally operated health plans, Molina Healthcare, Inc., a FORTUNE 500 company, served approximately 5.3 million members as of December 31, 2022, located across 19 states. For more information about Molina Healthcare of Nevada, visit MolinaHealthcare.com.
About 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.