Priority Partners recently awarded a $2,500 grant to the Esperanza Center. The donation was made possible through the Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP), a national trade association that represents not-for-profit Safety Net Health Plans. These plans work in support of the Medicaid program to provide high-quality health care to people with low incomes and complex health care needs. ACAP’s mission is to work to ensure that accessible, affordable, high-quality care, regardless of income, is provided through coordinated care entities.
Priority Partners was selected as the recipient of the ACAP grant by a random drawing. In recognition of the great work the organization is achieving within the community to help immigrants, Priority Partners chose the Esperanza Center as the awardee of the $2,500 donation..
Priority Partners presents a check for $2,000 to the Esperanza Center. Pictured (left to right): Yaneldis Boullon, Esperanza Center Community Health Coordinator; Kathy Pettway, Senior Director, Priority Partners; Tania Robalino, Esperanza Center Health Services Assistant; Desiree Johnson, Priority Partners Community Health Advocate Manager; and Mervin Ruiz, Esperanza Center Community Health Coordinator.
The Esperanza Center is a comprehensive resource center whose mission is to welcome immigrants by offering hope, compassionate services and the resources and tools needed to improve their lives. Since 1963, the Esperanza Center staff and volunteers have been helping immigrants learn how to navigate life in a new country, providing services to assist with education, health care, legal issues, family reunification, anti-trafficking and general community support.
Priority Partners is proud to support the outstanding work of the Esperanza Center and grateful to the Johns Hopkins HealthCare staff who made this award possible, including Ed Kumian, Jeff Lehrfeld, Dr. Nina Everett, Kathy Pettway. Desiree Johnson, Manager of Community Initiatives, presented the check to the Esperanza Center