Better outcomes, lower costs: Arizona-based nonprofit moves to address social determinants of health in LA

Social determinants of health, such as housing and food security, access to education and transportation, are receiving increasing attention as a way to improve patient outcomes and lower health care costs. An Arizona-based nonprofit focused on addressing them recently announced its plans to expand to Louisiana, with a focus on the Lake Charles area.

Equality Health Foundation Sponsors Well-Child & Back to School Drives

PHOENIX, AZ – Equality Health Foundation, in partnership with Mercy Care, UnitedHealthcare, Aetna, Arizona Department of Health Services, and community partners distributed over 3,600 backpacks, school supplies and health and well-being resources to students in advance of the new school year. Pediatric primary care practices in Arizona and Texas participated in the drive, helping to prepare students for a healthy and prosperous academic year.

Equality Health Foundation Assists in Raising $100,000 for Graduate Scholarships

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Equality Health Foundation and Equality Health LLC helped raise $100,000 at this year’s annual Black & White Ball hosted by the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (AZHCC) to support graduate level scholarships for Hispanic students pursuing advanced degrees in healthcare. The Tony & Milena Astorga EXITO Scholarship Fund provides a one-time scholarship in the amount of $10,000 to those awarded to assist them in their pursuit of continued healthcare education. The scholarship will be administered through the Arizona Community Foundation with mentoring and coaching support by Education Forward Arizona.

Equality Health Foundation Expands Reach Across Multiple States

HOUSTON – Equality Health Foundation is expanding its reach of health and well-being services and support to a variety of diverse, underserved communities in Arizona, Texas, and Tennessee. The foundation aims to level the healthcare playing field for the state’s culturally diverse and historically underserved neighborhoods. The nonprofit has had the opportunity to serve thousands of Arizona and Texas residents during this winter season by reducing health disparities, expanding access to care, and accelerating health education.