The MolinaCares Accord in Ohio Provides $60,000 Grant to Equitas Health for Mobile Health Care Unit
COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 10, 2021 – The MolinaCares Accord (“MolinaCares”), in collaboration with Molina Healthcare of Ohio (“Molina”), is proud to support and participate in the ribbon cutting of Equitas Health’s first mobile health care unit, which will be used to serve LGBTQ Ohioans who are not able to travel to office-based clinical care. The mobile health unit will travel to Ohio’s rural and underserved communities, providing comprehensive primary health care, urgent care procedures, and preventative screenings – including HIV and hepatitis C screenings as well as initiation of linkage to care services for people with reactive screenings. “
“Molina is excited to participate in today’s ribbon cutting for the mobile health care unit and to support the mission of Equitas Health,” said Ami Cole, plan president of Molina Healthcare of Ohio. “Molina is committed to providing access to culturally-competent care in the communities we serve.”
The mobile unit will help address inequalities exacerbated by the pandemic by:
- Distributing personal protective equipment, cleaning supplies, masks, hand sanitizer, soap, disinfecting wipes, and more.
- Providing COVID-19 and HIV educational materials for individuals experiencing homelessness or using injectable drugs.
“We are grateful for MolinaCares’ generous support with the mobile health care unit,” said Bill Hardy, Equitas Health president and chief executive officer. “This mobile unit will help us reach more LGBTQ Ohioans who are in need of care but may face barriers to reaching our facilities.”
Ribbon cuttings for the mobile health care unit were held last week in Columbus and Dayton:
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 Inc., a 501(c)(3) established in 2020 by Molina Healthcare, Inc.
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 December 31, 2020, the company serves approximately 352,000 members through Medicaid, Medicare, Medicare-Medicaid (Duals) and Health Insurance Exchange programs across the state.
About Equitas Health
Established in 1984, Equitas Health is a regional nonprofit community healthcare system. A federally-designated Community Health Center, it is one of the largest LGBTQ+ and HIV/AIDS serving healthcare organizations in the United States. With 22 offices in 13 cities, Equitas Health serves tens of thousands of patients in Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia each year through patient-centered, integrated, and cutting edge services, including primary and specialized medical care, pharmacy, dentistry, behavioral health, HIV/STI treatment and prevention, PrEP/PEP, Ryan White/HIV case management, care navigation, advocacy, and other community health initiatives. To learn more, visit EquitasHealth.com.