Aetna Donates $225,000 to Iowa Neighborhood Well being Companions

Funding will help social care wants and well being care suppliers throughout The Hawkeye State

DES MOINES, Iowa, — Aetna Well being of Iowa Inc., dba Aetna® Higher Well being of Iowa, a CVS Well being® firm (NYSE: CVS), introduced that it offered investments totaling $225,000 to 6 neighborhood well being companions all through the state. The investments will help native organizations and well being care suppliers who’re dedicated to serving to underserved Iowans meet social care wants, together with these associated to baby care, meals insecurity and entry to preventive care in rural areas.

“Enhancing the well being and wellbeing of people and households in underserved communities begins with constructing a community of social companies the place they reside and work,” stated Kelly Munson, President, Aetna Medicaid. “The investments we’re saying immediately will strengthen communities in Iowa and convey the state nearer to carrying out its mission to assist Iowan’s obtain wholesome, secure, steady and self-sufficient lives.”

Aetna offered neighborhood donations totaling $225,000 to the next organizations:

Iowa Affiliation of Neighborhood Suppliers (IACP) acquired funding to help enhanced expertise companies {and professional} improvement of Medicaid-focused suppliers, member organizations and direct help professionals who care and advocate for people which have important challenges with psychological well being and disabilities. In Iowa, roughly one out of each 5 adults ages 18 years and older studies experiencing at the very least one sort of incapacity. The IACP is thought for its advocacy and making certain that Iowa’s psychological well being and incapacity service suppliers are dedicated to enhancing the standard of life for these of their care

Neighborhood Well being Facilities of Southeastern Iowa (CHC/SEIA) acquired funding so as to add a Neighborhood Well being Employee to their crew. This place will help a neighborhood well being employee pilot program that may assist facilitate blood stress checks, distant affected person monitoring, and prolong the usage of telehealth and different companies to sufferers in rural communities. CHC/SEIA is a non-profit neighborhood well being middle that gives main care to people and households with restricted sources or different obstacles to well being care.

Major Well being Care, Inc. (PHC), a neighborhood well being middle, acquired funding to help a medical management coaching program that may educate suppliers on incorporating course of enchancment into every day medical care to realize higher affected person outcomes. The coaching may also discover value-based ideas that drive monetary stability, shut well being fairness gaps, and interact care groups to realize organizational targets and remodel well being care supply. PHC will share information, coaching and ideas with the opposite 13 neighborhood well being facilities in Iowa.

Iowa Ladies’s Basis (IWF) acquired funding for its Constructing Neighborhood Little one Care Options Collaborative. This collaborative works to extend consciousness and investments in community-led options to handle Iowa’s baby care scarcity, which has been reported on by the state. Fixing this challenge is important for low-income households and native employers.

Des Moines Space Spiritual Council (DMARC) acquired funding for its DMARC Meals Pantry Community. The pantry offers low-income people and households all through Higher Des Moines with entry to contemporary and wholesome meals. The funding will present, without charge, greater than 41,000 contemporary and wholesome meals to greater than 4,600 people dwelling with meals insecurity all through Higher Des Moines by the DMARC Meals Pantry Community, a community of 14 accomplice meals pantries and 30+ cellular items.

Iowa Meals Financial institution Affiliation (IFBA) acquired funding for its Wholesome Meals to Iowans program, an effort that gives consciousness and outreach companies throughout the state to assist eligible people and households apply for the Division of Human Providers Supplemental Diet Help Program (SNAP). Aetna’s donation will particularly help SNAP Hotline advertising and marketing, operations and the salaries of the specialists who educate and help candidates by the method.

Ted Koutsoubas, Chief Technique Officer for Aetna Medicaid, stated, “Neighborhood well being companions are important for assembly folks the place they’re and serving to help their well being and well-being. Our companions have been chosen for his or her confirmed capability to help well being care suppliers and help Iowans in overcoming troublesome challenges, comparable to these skilled by households with younger kids, people with disabilities and folks with out entry to nutritious meals.”

Iowa Affiliation of Neighborhood Suppliers CEO Shelly Chandler stated, “We admire Aetna’s beneficiant help of our affiliation’s greater than 125 community-based organizations and suppliers. Aetna’s donation to IACP will present for coaching and the supply of high quality well being companies that may assist Iowans with developmental disabilities and psychological well being challenges lead extra productive and fulfilling lives.”

About Aetna Medicaid

Aetna Medicaid Directors LLC (Aetna Medicaid), a CVS Well being firm, has over 30 years of expertise managing the care of essentially the most medically susceptible, utilizing modern approaches and a neighborhood presence in every market to realize each profitable well being care outcomes and efficient value outcomes. Aetna Medicaid has specific experience serving high-need Medicaid members, together with those that are dually eligible for Medicaid and Medicare. At the moment, Aetna Medicaid owns and/or administers Medicaid managed well being care plans beneath the names of Aetna Higher Well being and different affiliate names. Collectively, these plans serve roughly 2.8 million folks in 16 states, together with Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. For extra info, see

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