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On March 30, 2023, The LGBTQ Center of Southern Nevada accepted its portion of $1.2 million in community reinvestment grants to address health disparities for at-risk populations in Clark and Washoe Counties from The MolinaCares Accord (“MolinaCares”) in collaboration with Molina Healthcare of Nevada (“Molina”). The funds will advance programs to improve access to health care and social services.

At The Center, the funds will help combat HIV in Nevada with a comprehensive PrEP (preexposure prophylaxis) program. Data shows that HIV and AIDS rates in the two counties are the highest in the state. MolinaCares’ contributions will support agencies combating these pressing issues in the area.

The Arlene Cooper Community Health Center inside The Center empowers the people within our LGBTQIA+ community and surrounding neighborhoods with an awareness of their healthcare by enabling them to take control of their wellness. The Center offers PrEP access and navigation of preventative options for protection when sexually active. Both in-center and online options are available to get started on PrEP/PEP.

Leana Ramirez, Chief Clinical Officer

Mona Lisa Paulo, Director of Clinic and HIV Services

Brian Hosier, Chief Operating Officer

Representatives from Molina Healthcare of Nevada

About Molina Healthcare of Nevada

Molina Healthcare of Nevada, Inc. provides government-funded health care to members in Clark and Washoe counties through Medicaid and Nevada Check Up Program. Through its locally operated health plans, Molina Healthcare, Inc., a FORTUNE 500 company, served approximately 5.3 million members as of December 31, 2022, located across 19 states. For more information about Molina Healthcare of Nevada, visit

About MolinaCares Accord

Established by Molina Healthcare, Inc., The MolinaCares Accord oversees a community investment platform created to improve the health and well-being of disadvantaged populations by funding meaningful, measurable, and innovative programs and solutions that improve health, life, and living in local communities.

About The LGBTQ+ Community Center of Southern Nevada

For 30 years, The Center has cared for, championed, and celebrated LGBTQIA+ individuals and those underserved in Nevada. We function as the heart and home of the LGBTQIA+ community by making connections, delivering programs, and providing a safe space for health and wellness, social services, arts and culture, advocacy, and community building. Ongoing Center programs support LGBTQIA+ youth, adults, families, seniors, vets, people with disabilities, those living with HIV, and underserved populations. Additionally, we are proud to offer the Center Advocacy Network, the first nationally accredited program of its kind, focusing on LGBTQIA+ issues for victim advocacy. For more information on how The Center empowers everyone to thrive in Nevada, please visit The LGBTQ Center of Southern Nevada.


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