The MolinaCares Accord, an initiative of Molina Healthcare, announced it has donated $150,000 to eight nonprofits that serve both urban and rural areas of Iowa to address issues associated with social determinants of health and to reduce health disparities among Iowans. This effort includes advancing programs that address food security, housing, employment and legal aid as well as providing personal protective equipment to intermediate care facilities serving the intellectually disabled and long-term care facilities. “With so many Iowa families and individuals enduring such a difficult year, MolinaCares is honored to support local nonprofits as they reach out to those in need,” said Carolyn Ingram, executive vice president of external affairs at Molina Healthcare. “Through the MolinaCares Accord, Molina is able to provide supplies and resources that can make a real difference in the lives of so many Iowans in cities and towns across the state.” Based in Long Beach, Calif., Molina Healthcare in 2020 established the Molina Healthcare Charitable Foundation Inc., which provided $150 million in initial funding. The Fortune 500 company provides managed health care services under the Medicaid and Medicare programs and through the state insurance marketplaces.

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