NEW YORK, Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mutual of America announced today that Ronald McDonald Care Mobile was named a Merit Finalist in the 2014 Community Partnership Award competition.
In 2007, Ronald McDonald House Charities® of the Southwest launched the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile program in partnership with Medical Center Hospital to bring free or low-cost medical, dental and health education services to underserved children in their own communities in Ector County, Texas.
More than 12,200 children up to age 18 and their families have received services since the clinic started in local elementary schools. These services include: primary care, well-child visits, referrals, immunizations, hearing and vision screening, nutrition counseling, dental and hygiene education, and more.
"The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile program eliminates many of the barriers to care by bringing its services right to the families who need them most," said Dina Jeffries, President and CEO of Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Southwest. "Children receive high-quality, coordinated, family-centered care in one convenient location, without leaving the school district or waiting for an appointment at a far-off medical office."
About the Mutual of America Community Partnership Award
The Mutual of America Community Partnership Award annually honors the outstanding contributions that nonprofit organizations, in partnership with public, private and other social sector organizations, make to society. Since its inception in 1996, the Community Partnership Award has recognized 190 partnerships from cities and towns all across America. To learn more about the Community Partnership Award, visit mutualofamerica.com/cpa.
"All of the 2014 honorees are leaders in society, creating innovative and effective solutions to help those in need," said Thomas J. Moran, Chairman, President and CEO, Mutual of America. "Through the Community Partnership Award, Mutual of America is proud to recognize, support and help extend the reach of these vital partnerships."
About Mutual of America
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