Molloy University Receives $750,000 Grant to Continue Mobile Health Clinic

Molloy University announced recently that it is the recipient of a $750,000 grant that is a follow-up to the 2021 grant of $1,000,000 that it received from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation. The grant will enable the College to continue to provide healthcare to underserved communities on Long Island.

  The College's project, Multidisciplinary Primary Care Collaboration: Increasing Access to Health Services for Vulnerable Underserved Populations, included funding in the first year for the purchase of a customized van to operate a mobile health clinic.  

"We are pleased to be the recipient of another grant from the Mother Cabrini Heath Foundation," said James Lentini, Molloy's President.   "Year One was a tremendous success, enabling Molloy to provide primary medical care to approximately 1200 adults and children in 32 locations across Long Island.   This grant also highlights our ability to use multiple resources within Molloy to help address significant issues in our region."  

"The Mother Cabrini Health Foundation continues to do transformative work in our region," said Edward Thompson, Vice President for Advancement at Molloy.  "This is the kind of partnership that directly aligns with our mission."  

The grant also supports more than 34 fellowships and scholarships, providing Molloy undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience while delivering a valuable service for communities on Long Island.  

The project taps into the expertise of many academic specialties at Molloy, including nursing, speech-language pathology, clinical mental health counseling, social work, education, and music therapy. Students, under faculty supervision, provide free services at locations such as churches, libraries, community centers, health fairs, senior centers, and homeless shelters.  People who visit the mobile clinic can find out more about their current health indicators, ranging from blood pressure readings to hearing loss, and will be provided information about where to get follow up care. Students also share resources for accessing social supports and assist the public with voter registration and tips for supporting emotional wellbeing. Some services, including social-emotional support for grade school students, are also offered virtually.  

Upcoming Mobile Health Clinic Events

Thursday, March 31, 2022
LI Head Start, 536A St. John’s Place, Riverhead
9:00 - 12:00

Saturday, April 2, 2022
Casablanca Laundromat, 431 N Main St, Freeport
11:00 - 2:00

Wednesday, April 6, 2022
EAC's New Path program, 175 Fulton Ave, Hempstead
10:00 - 1:00

Wednesday, April 13, 2022
LI Council of Churches, 230 Hanse Ave, Freeport
9:00 - 12:00

Friday, April 22, 2022
Freeport Library, 144 W Merrick Rd, Freeport