Bowie, Md. – January 5, 2017 – Inovalon (Nasdaq: INOV), a leading technology company providing advanced, cloud-based platforms empowering a data-driven transformation from volume-based to value-based models across the healthcare ecosystem, today announced the names of organizations that benefitted from its charitable contributions in 2016, which include both local and national charities.
Inovalon is committed to corporate philanthropy programs and takes great pride in its support of programs that focus on the advancement of research and treatment for the nation’s most troubling diseases, the development of youth through wellness and arts programs, and the provision of shelter and care for those in need. Inovalon continued this initiative in 2016 with the support of 33 worthy causes throughout the year.
“Corporate responsibility is at the heart of Inovalon’s culture, and we believe that we have a responsibility not only to our clients, their members, our employees and the greater healthcare community, but also to our local communities,” said Bob Wychulis, president of Inovalon. “We are pleased to have the ability to continue supporting a wide array of organizations which serve the communities in which our team members live and raise their families.”
In 2016, Inovalon donated both through direct funding and through thousands of volunteer hours of its employees to these and other organizations:
- A Bigger Picture, Inc.: Provides young girls in the Washington, D.C., metro area with guidance to reach their personal goals through opportunities that build self-confidence, character and leadership skills.
- American Diabetes Association (ADA), National Capital Area: Hosted a community festival/fundraiser event “Game On, Greater Washington” to support the ADA’s mission to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by the disease.
- American Heart Association, Go Red for Women, Pittsburgh: Annual luncheon to raise funds for improving heart health for women.
- Anne Arundel Medical Center Foundation: Provides healthcare for persons in the Anne Arundel County community who are otherwise unable to afford the necessary care.
- Blessings in a Backpack: Provides weekend meals for children in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area, who otherwise may not eat until they return to school on Mondays.
- Boy Scouts of America, Baltimore Area Council: Prepares young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.
- Bread for the City: Provides Washington, D.C., residents with supplies and comprehensive services, including food, clothing, medical care, and legal and social services.
- Community Foundation of Greater Flint: Supports the Flint Child Health & Development Fund, following the Flint, Michigan, water crisis.
- Creating Communities: Offers arts-based, alternative education opportunities in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Provides arts instruction, mentoring and experiential learning to increase workforce skills, artistic skills, life skills, academic competences and community service.
- Ele’s Place: Creates awareness and supports grieving children and their families within Lansing and Ann Arbor, Michigan.
- Empty Bowls: Promotes education of hunger issues and helps with hunger relief in Loudoun County, Virginia.
- Gateway Youth Services: Offers shelter, support and supplies for runaway and homeless youth in Lansing, Michigan.
- Geisinger Health System Foundation: Committed to medical education, research & community service, and widely recognized for its innovative use of electronic health records and the development of innovative care delivery models
- Healthcare for the Homeless: Provides affordable, quality, integrated healthcare to Baltimore-area homeless individuals and families through direct service, advocacy and community engagement.
- Independent Health Foundation: Offers free programs to those living in the Buffalo area who struggle to make health their top priority.
- Kids’ Food Basket: Empowers communities to attack childhood hunger so that young people can learn and live well and offers weeknight Sack Suppers to kids in Grand Rapids, Michigan, communities.
- Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Light the Night: This annual event is held to raise funds to support the cure for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease & myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients & their families.
- Lighthouse Shelter: Provides food, shelter, and life-changing programs that help clients reclaim hope and independence and rebuild their lives.
- March of Dimes: Focuses on researching the problems that threaten children and finding ways to prevent them.
- Mattie Miracle Cancer Foundation: Supports children and their families throughout the cancer treatment journey to ensure access to quality psychosocial and mental health care and enable children to cope with cancer so they can lead happy and productive lives.
- Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Cycle for Survival: Event held to raise funds in support of the lifesaving work of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
- NOVA Therapeutic Riding Program: Provides therapeutic, equine-assisted activities to people with disabilities, at-risk youth and recovering military personnel.
- Primary Care Development Corporation: Provides access to primary care physicians and services in New York City’s underserved communities.
- Ronald McDonald House: Provides a safe place for cancer patients being treated at local hospitals and their families.
- ShareBaby: Collects and distributes diapers, clothing and other basic goods to Maryland families in need.
- Special Olympics – Maryland: Providing lifelong and unified sports programs for individuals with intellectual disabilities, empowering athletes to be valued members of their community and respected members of society.
- St. Baldrick’s Foundation: Funds the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long, healthy lives.
- The Journey Continues: Dedicated to meeting the challenges of breast cancer disparities in the Baltimore community with a focus on increasing the survival rate among African American women.
- Tyler’s Hope: Advances research to find cures, discover effective treatments and promote awareness and education of Dystonia, the third largest movement disorder.
- Wellness House of Annapolis: Provides a place of understanding and information gathering for the patients, children and families of those afflicted by cancer within Anne Arundel County, Maryland.
- Woodley House: Offers housing and support services for those in the Washington, D.C., area recovering from mental health issues.
- YWCA of Annapolis: Works to eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity.
Inovalon is a leading technology company providing cloud-based platforms empowering a data-driven transformation from volume-based to value-based models throughout the healthcare industry. Leveraging large-scale data interconnectivity capabilities, unparalleled proprietary data sets, advanced analytics, data-driven intervention systems, and industry-leading subject matter expertise, Inovalon enables the assessment and improvement of clinical and quality outcomes and financial performance across the healthcare ecosystem. From health plans and provider organizations, to pharmaceutical, medical device, and diagnostics companies, Inovalon’s unique achievement of value is delivered through the effective progression of “Turning Data into Insight, and Insight into Action®.” Providing technology that supports nearly 500 healthcare organizations, Inovalon’s platforms are informed by data pertaining to more than 837,000 physicians, 354,000 clinical facilities, and more than 139 million Americans. For more information, visit www.inovalon.com.
Kim E. Collins