Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County Earns IEHP's Mission INSPIRE AWARD

Published: May. 19, 2022 at 3:14 PM EDT

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. , May 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County (CAPSBC) was awarded Inland Empire Health Plan's (IEHP) Mission INSPIRE Award at the health plan's second annual Mission Conference on May 6. The award recognized CAPSBC's dedication to eliminating the effects of poverty through advocacy for community members to obtain knowledge and skills for self-reliance and economic stability.

In just one year, CAPSBC has supported over 800,000 individuals, distributed over 16.3 million pounds of food, served 214,415 meals through soup kitchen partners, provided 541 individuals with new rental and eviction prevention assistance, supported 389 individuals with housing placements, assisted 9,826 individuals with utility assistance, and more.

"Our agency is all about helping people and changing lives and we want to acknowledge that IEHP is a valuable partner to the Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County, and we could not do our work without that partnership," said Patricia Nickols-Butler, CAPSBC President and CEO.

In collaboration with IEHP, CAPSBC also created drive-thrus to distribute food and household items at the health plan's three Community Resource Centers and shared logistics and best practices for food distribution with IEHP teams to support the ongoing Member needs.

"We know the needs in our county are daunting and that in order to make our communities stronger and more resilient, it takes individuals and organizations that understand those needs and IEHP does that every day. They show up for the community and they support the work that's being done to make this community a better place to live," said Nickols-Butler. "Thank you IEHP for this recognition; we are humbled and deeply grateful."

CAPSBC is one of the first recipients of the IEHP Mission INSPIRE Award. The award honors providers, community organizations and partners for their commitment to the health plan's mission to "heal and inspire the human spirit."

"It takes a village to support our Members," said Jarrod McNaughton, IEHP Chief Executive Officer. "Even amidst a global pandemic, our friends at Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County stopped at nothing to continue serving their communities and organizations like IEHP. Their knowledge, support and partnership are critical to our mission, and we are grateful for it."

To learn more about the IEHP Mission Conference and how the health plan is charting a collaborative path forward, visit iehp.org.

About IEHP
With a mission to heal and inspire the human spirit, Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) is one of the top 10 largest Medicaid health plans and the largest not-for-profit Medicare-Medicaid plan in the country. In its 26th year, IEHP is supporting more than 1.5 million residents in Riverside and San Bernardino counties who are enrolled in Medicaid or Cal MediConnect Plans and has a growing network of over 7,800 providers and nearly 2,800 Team Members. Through dynamic partnerships with Providers and Community Organizations, paired with award-winning service and a tradition of quality care, IEHP is fully committed to their vision: We will not rest until our communities enjoy optimal care and vibrant health.  For more information, visit iehp.org.

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