The funding from CareSource will also support Easterseals’ Project on Education and Community Health Equity, an initiative focused on addressing the educational and healthcare needs of children with disabilities, including children with disabilities of color, so they are kindergarten ready and can reach their full potential.
“Easterseals and CareSource share a commitment to health equity and working together on innovative solutions to ensure the physical and mental health and well-being of the 61 million Americans living with disabilities today,” said Easterseals President and CEO Kendra Davenport.
CareSource covers 2 million people in Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia. It is also part of a team offering services in Arkansas for people with developmental disabilities. In August, CareSource announced it would also be serving Medicaid members in Mississippi as part of its partnership with TrueCare, which is owned by nearly 60 Mississippi hospitals and health systems.
More than 4,500 employees work at CareSource, including 3,000 in the Dayton region.