Molina Supports Native American Med Students

Molina helps celebrate Native American Students at the 2012 Health Sciences Graduation Ceremony

Molina Healthcare of New Mexico is donating $10,000 to the UNM Foundation for the third consecutive year to support Native American students in the School of Medicine program. . The donation helps provide funding for books, medical instruments, lab coats, outreach activities with tribal communities, conferences and more.

Nearly 10% of the state’s population is Native American, but there is a distinct lack of Native American physicians in the communit even as Native Americans experience a greater proportion of health disparities than those of other populations in New Mexico. By providing financial assistance, Molina Healthcare is hoping to encourage and support Native American medical students to become physicians and ultimately provide medical services to their communities.

Contact: Cindy Foster, 272-3322

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