LEXINGTON, Ky.–()–Molina Healthcare is partnering with nine local nonprofits to improve comprehensive health outcomes across Kentucky. The Company will donate $325,000 to empower organizations that are focused on improving health education, increasing access to care for rural communities, addressing food insecurity, supporting the foster care system, and improving social determinants of health.

The receiving organizations include the Boys & Girls Club of Bowling Green, Audubon Area Community Services, God’s Pantry, United Way, Dare to Care, Feeding America Kentucky’s Heartland, Home of the Innocents, Family Scholar House, and Louisville Urban League. Each nonprofit has strategic programs that directly serve populations in need through education, health services, and the tools and support their members and clients need most to improve their health and well-being.

“Molina is honored to support nine esteemed organizations across Kentucky that are working tirelessly to strengthen communities and help those who are most in need,” said Pamela Sedmak, Executive Vice President of Health Plan Operations at Molina Healthcare. “Through meaningful partnerships with local organizations, we can ensure people in need not only have access to health care services, but also to shelter, food, education, job assistance, and the other components that correlate to good health.”

Molina Donates $100,000 to Increase Self-Empowerment
Molina’s contributions to the Louisville Urban League and Family Scholar House will support workforce training, education, financial literacy, stable housing, and numerous other programs designed to help individuals achieve independence and build healthier lives.

Molina Donates $75,000 to Fight Food Insecurity
Molina’s contributions to God’s Pantry, Feeding America Kentucky’s Heartland, and Dare to Care will directly support the organizations’ work with hundreds of partner organizations across the state through unique programs focused on alleviating hunger and increasing access to nutritious foods.

Molina Donates $75,000 to Address Rural Access
Molina’s support of Audubon Area Community Services, Inc. and United Way will complement their innovative programs designed to cater to rural communities. Audubon Area Community Services organizes pop-up clinics to address health needs, including social determinants of health, while United Way has successfully implemented the “Kentucky 2-1-1” program, a telephone helpline designed to address specific needs.

Molina Donates $50,000 to Support Foster Youth
Molina identified Home of the Innocents as a partner to support at-risk youth, foster children, terminally ill kids, parenting teens, and other juveniles facing various challenges. The grant will support a program that provides multisystemic therapy (MST) for victims of child abuse and neglect.

Molina Donates $25,000 to Promote Health Education
Molina organized a donation to support the Boys & Girls Club of Bowling Green to deliver health education and resources to Kentucky youth and motivate them to eat healthy and stay active.

About Molina Healthcare
Molina Healthcare, Inc., a FORTUNE 500 company, provides managed healthcare services under the Medicaid and Medicare programs and through the state insurance marketplaces. Through its locally operated health plans, Molina Healthcare served approximately 3.4 million members as of March 31, 2019. For more information about Molina Healthcare, please visit molinahealthcare.com.

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