Molina Healthcare of Wisconsin donates grant to Progressive Community Health Centers in Milwaukee
MILWAUKEE – May 9, 2018 – Molina Healthcare of Wisconsin recently donated a micro grant of more than $2,000 to support the Reach Out and Read program at Progressive Community Health Centers (CHC). The funds will be used to purchase developmentally appropriate children’s books for distribution during well-child check visits throughout the year at Progressive CHC’s clinics. Reach Out and Read gives young children growing up in poverty a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together. Progressive CHC supplies over 800 new books to children annually through its Reach Out and Read program.
“Providing children with books during well child checks visits is aligned with Molina’s mission of providing quality care to those in need,” shared Babette Honore, director of community engagement for Molina Healthcare of Wisconsin. “We appreciate the opportunity to partner with Progressive Community Health Centers and support early childhood literacy and development in children.”
Molina employees also held a used book drive through the company’s Employee Activity Committee and collected more than 300 books. The purpose of the committee is to help the populations Molina serves, such as low-income families, seniors, persons with disabilities and veterans, etc.
About Molina Healthcare of Wisconsin
Since 2004, Molina Healthcare of Wisconsin has been providing government-funded care for low-income individuals. As of December 31, 2017, the company serves approximately 118,000 members through Medicaid, Medicare and Health Insurance Marketplace programs across the eastern half of the state. Additionally, Molina Healthcare of Wisconsin has earned a place in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s list of Top Workplaces for the past two years. Visit molinahealthcare.com and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
About Progressive Community Health Centers
Progressive Community Health Centers is a federally qualified health center (FQHC) providing medical, dental and integrated behavioral health services to primarily underserved and uninsured populations in Milwaukee’s central city. Serving the Greater Milwaukee area since 1999, Progressive CHC’s mission is to improve the health and quality of life of the community by providing culturally competent services that address identified needs and reduce health disparities. The agency has more than 100 employees across three primary care facilities and an urgent care clinic. In 2017, Progressive CHC cared for approximately 16,000 patients, nearly 90% of whom were either uninsured or received subsidized health benefits. For more information, please visit www.progressivechc.org.