Molloy College Receives $1,000,000 Grant To Support Mobile Health Clinic
Rockville Centre, NY – Molloy College announced today that it is a 2021 recipient of a $1,000,000 grant from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation that will enable the College to provide primary care to underserved communities on Long Island.
The College’s project, Multidisciplinary Primary Care Collaboration: Increasing Access to Health Services for Vulnerable Underserved Populations, was selected for funding and supports the purchase of a customized van to operate a mobile health clinic.
“We are pleased to be the recipient of this grant,” said James Lentini, Molloy’s President. “Not only will it enable Molloy to serve areas of Long Island that are in desperate need of support, it will also demonstrate the College’s ability to use multiple resources within Molloy to help address significant issues in our region.”
“It is an honor to receive support from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation,” said Edward Thompson, Vice President for Advancement at Molloy. “They continue to do transformative work in our region, which directly aligns with our mission.”
Collaboration among several academic areas at Molloy – including nursing, speech-language pathology, clinical mental health counseling, social work, education, and music therapy – along with community partners, will allow the mobile clinic to provide free services to meet the unique needs of Long Island low-resourced communities while addressing barriers and socioeconomic disparities. Practical field experience will be offered through 34 “Cabrini” doctoral fellowships and graduate/undergraduate scholarships/internships. Angie Malone, coordinator of Molloy’s clinical services, is the project’s part-time coordinator. The College’s planning team includes: Dr. Joan Ginty (Nursing); Susan Alimonti (Communication Sciences and Disorders); Dr. Laura Kestemberg (Clinical Mental Health Counseling); Dr. Joanne O’Brien (Education); Dr. Lisa Newland (Social Work); Dr. John Carpente (Music Therapy); and Dr. Sherry Radowitz (Advancement).