Paramount Advantage

Paramount health plan awards $1.5 million to address social determinants of health with Ohio community health centers

TOLEDO, Ohio, Aug. 12, 2019 – Paramount Advantage, a state-wide Medicaid managed care plan, has awarded more than $1.5 million to eight Ohio health centers. The Paramount Medicaid Advantage Community Benefits Award provides funding for community health center projects that address social determinants of health. The overall goal is to improve the health and well-being of Ohio communities.

“Awarding these grants is one way that Paramount can support Ohio’s community health centers in their efforts to be catalysts for collaboration and change in their own communities,” said Lori A. Johnston, president, Paramount Insurance.

The centers will use the funding for a wide range of projects that focus on solutions for food insecurity and increasing access to health care and other services for children and adolescents. Awardees include:

• AxessPointe Community Health Center in Akron
• Compass Community Health in Portsmouth
• Crossroad Health Center in Cincinnati
• Five Rivers Health Centers in Dayton
• Fairfield Community Health Center in Lancaster
• Lower Lights Christian Health Center in Columbus
• Neighborhood Family Practice in Cleveland
• PrimaryOne Health in Columbus
Paramount, an affiliate of ProMedica, is an Ohio-based health insurance company, headquartered in Maumee, Ohio. Established in 1988, it offers a wide range of insurance products including Medicaid, Medicare, individual and family medical and dental plans, and worker’s compensation insurance and other solutions for businesses.

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ProMedica is a mission-based, not-for-profit integrated healthcare organization headquartered in Toledo, Ohio. It serves communities in 28 states. The organization offers acute and ambulatory care, an insurance company with a dental plan, and post-acute and academic business lines. The organization has more than 56,000 employees, 13 hospitals, 2,100+ physicians and advanced practice practitioners with privileges, 900+ healthcare practitioners employed by ProMedica Physicians, a health plan, and nearly 400 assisted living facilities, skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, memory care communities, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, and hospice and home health care agencies. Driven by its Mission to improve your health and well-being, ProMedica has been nationally recognized for its advocacy programs and efforts to address social determinants of health. For more information about ProMedica, please visit