R.E.A.C.H. receives a $65,000 donation from Aetna Better Health of Nevada
Aetna Better Health of Nevada announced today that they have donated $65,000 to R.E.A.C.H. (Research, Education, and Access to Community Health), a non-profit organization dedicated to improving Nevada’s community health services. As a result, individuals with or without health insurance will be able to get free basic Nevada health care services.
Together, Aetna Better Health and R.E.A.C.H. will organize community events throughout the year in low-income neighborhoods of Clark County and Washoe County. Those who attend the event will be able to access the mobile health clinics brought by R.E.A.C.H. without having to pay for any expenses.
Standard wellness checks for both kids and adults, vision screenings, blood pressure and sugar tests, and HIV tests are all services that may be included. Each event will differ with various staffing made up of physicians, pharmacists, and health and social workers that will be on hand to provide health services.
Dwayne Dabbs, Interim CEO of Aetna Better Health of Nevada said, “Making sure underserved communities have access to vital health services aligns with our broader community-based strategy to ensure health equity. Through our partnership with R.E.A.C.H., we have an opportunity to build on a shared commitment to address health disparities, reduce barriers to care and promote improved health outcomes in vulnerable populations.”
On June 4 and 5, Aetna Better Health will be hosting R.E.A.C.H.’s mobile health clinics at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Senior Center located in North Las Vegas. There will be free walk-in and appointment based vaccine clinics and those interested can schedule an appointment at the Aetna website. Spanish speaking attendees will be able to utilize the R.E.A.C.H. team on site for any language translations.