Bowie, Md. – Dec. 30, 2014 – Inovalon, a leading technology company providing advanced analytics and data-driven intervention platforms to the healthcare industry, today announced the list of organizations supported through its charitable contributions during 2014. This list includes both local and national organizations focused on health and human services charities.
Since its origins in 1998, Inovalon has been committed to Corporate Philanthropy initiatives. The diverse charitable giving list for 2014 included contributions to support more than 20 local and national charities focused on providing medical research, health community outreach and education, as well as human services charities that provide services to those in need.
Inovalon’s Chief Executive Officer Keith Dunleavy, M.D., said, “Corporate responsibility is a cornerstone of Inovalon’s core values and central to the philosophy of having a meaningful impact by taking meaningful action. We approach our corporate responsibility with the same passion and commitment to service that we pursue in helping the healthcare industry.”
“Our goal in sponsoring events, and in our annual giving initiatives, is to empower people across the nation—and in the communities where our clients, vendors and associates work and live—to improve their quality of life,” said Eric Sullivan, vice president of product innovation and data management and member of the Inovalon Charitable Committee.
In 2014, Inovalon provided financial support to the following organizations:
- A Bigger Picture, Inc.: Making a lasting difference in the lives of girls in Washington, D.C. and Maryland (grades 7-10) through mentorship, education and comprehensive workshops, thereby exposing them to new experiences through enrichment activities, community service projects, and travel opportunities.
- American Heart Association: Sponsorship to support South Carolina’s Midlands Go for Red Women Luncheon. Go Red for Women is the American Heart Association’s national campaign to increase awareness for heart diseaseand challenge women to take action to reduce their personal risk.
- Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) Foundation: Providing and improving access to medical care outside the walls of the hospital in a sensitive environment to enhance the health of the uninsured and underserved residents of Anne Arundel County, Maryland.
- Autism Speaks: The world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.
- Azalea Charities: Providing help for service people and the families who stand behind them through Aid for Wounded Warriors. Support is adapted to the need – ranging from financial support in the form of mortgage and rent payments, utility payments, gas and retail gift cards, and services such as training of service dogs and provision of services to caregiving families. Azalea provides day-to-day support for these heroes in ways that address their lifetime needs.
- Blessings in a Backpack – Grand Ledge: A Grand Ledge, Michigan community effort in partnership with the national Blessings in a Backpack organization provides weekend food survival backpacks to at-risk children in the Grand Ledge School District during the school year.
- Bowie Health Center: Providing health screenings, consultations, lectures and health education to the Bowie, Maryland, community.
- Box of Rain: A program that inspires and encourages Annapolis, Maryland-area youths, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to gain self-esteem and to develop life skills that lead to positive contributions to the Anne Arundel County community in Maryland.
- Gateway Community Services: Providing street outreach, counseling, shelter, independent living skills instruction, crisis intervention, and advocacy services to runaway and homeless youths and their families throughout Ingham, Eaton and Clinton counties. Core programs are housed at the Kevin J. Moody Youth Home located in southwest Lansing, Michigan.
- Ele’s Place: A community-based organization with a mission to create awareness of and support for grieving children and their families throughout Lansing and Ann Arbor, Michigan.
- Geisinger Health Systems Foundation: The Auxiliary at Geisinger Medical Center (GMC) in Danville, Pennsylvania, hosted a2014 “Lighting Up Tomorrow Gala” to raise funds for the purchase of medical systems and devices and to support the center’s programs.
- Girl Scouts of Central Maryland: Ensuring that all girls—regardless of ability, ethnicity, income or circumstance—have the opportunity to develop leadership skills that allow them to make a difference in their schools, communities and the world.
- Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center: Dedicated to making a significant difference in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer at one of the most comprehensive cancer centers in Maryland.
- Light House: A homeless prevention support center providing shelter and services to prevent homelessness and empower people as they transition toward self-sufficiency. Located in Annapolis, Maryland, Light House helps rebuild lives with compassion.
- Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts: Providing the Anne Arundel County community with creative experiences through quality arts education and culturally diverse programs in performing and visual arts.
- Medicare Rights Center: Ensures access to affordable healthcare for older adults and people with disabilities through counseling and advocacy, educational programs and public policy initiatives.
- National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society, Maryland Chapter: Delivering programs to improve the quality of life for people affected by MS in Maryland and raise funds for essential MS research.
- St. Baldrick’s Foundation: A volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and supporting cancer survivors to lead long and healthy lives.
- Starlight Children’s Foundation: Partnering with experts to improve the lives and health of children and their families around the world, the Starlight Wish List platform is the world’s first online giving marketplace that transforms the way individual philanthropists and corporations at every level of giving improve the point of care experience for pediatric patients all around the country.
- Tomorrow’s Child: Provides services and programs across Michigan to save infant lives and support families who have experienced a pregnancy loss or infant death.
- Tyler’s Hope for a Dystonia Cure: Committed to funding neurology research to prevent and cure DYT1 Dystonia while creating greater awareness of this disorder.
- YWCA of Annapolis: The oldest social service organization serving women and families in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, the YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
Inovalon is a leading technology company that combines advanced cloud-based data analytics and data-driven intervention platforms to achieve meaningful impact in clinical and quality outcomes, utilization, and financial performance across the healthcare landscape. Inovalon’s unique achievement of value is delivered through the effective progression of Turning Data into Insight, and Insight into Action®. Large proprietary datasets, advanced integration technologies, sophisticated predictive analytics, and deep subject matter expertise deliver a seamless, end-to-end platform of technology and nationwide operations that bring the benefits of big data and large-scale analytics to the point of care. Driven by data, Inovalon uniquely identifies gaps in care, quality, data integrity, and financial performance – while also bringing to bear the unique capabilities to resolve them. Supporting hundreds of healthcare organizations in 98% of U.S. counties and Puerto Rico, Inovalon’s analytical and data-driven intervention platforms are informed by data pertaining to more than 744,000 physicians, 244,000 clinical facilities, and more than 118 million Americans, providing a powerful solution suite that drives high-value impact, improving quality and economics for health plans, ACOs, hospitals, physicians, patients, and researchers. For more information visit www.inovalon.com.
Kim E. Collins
4321 Collington Road
Bowie, Maryland 20716
Phone: 301-809-4000 x1473
on behalf of Inovalon, Inc.