Amanda Mogoi is passionate about providing health care for everyone—especially those in marginalized communities such as immigrants or members of the LGBTQIA+ community.
In July 2020, Amanda and her husband, Vincent, took M-Care, their three-year-old side business that focused on house calls to the next level, and opened a clinic in Wichita that provides access to affirming and affordable health care with an emphasis on the LGBTQIA+ community. Recently, M-Care was awarded a grant from the KDHE Ryan White Grant Program to provide case management for those living with HIV, improving coordination between patient resources, and providing helpful and positive educational messaging about HIV and resources for patients
The Ryan White Grant has allowed M-Care to hire a full-time case manager for patients with HIV. The case manager is coordinating resources for patients and ensuring they are aware of services and resources that are available to them. “In Wichita, we have amazing organizations working on case management for those living with HIV. However, there is a need for more case managers to relieve the caseload and provide even more thorough services especially related to HIV medication coordination,” Mogoi said.
In 2018, in Sedgwick County alone, 200 of every 100,000 people were living with HIV. M-Care’s focus on the LGBTQIA+ community makes them uniquely qualified to help fill the gap in Wichita and Sedgwick County for those living with HIV. “Our practice is built on affirming, non-judgmental health care,” Mogoi said. “As we continue to grow, we want to help build bridges to community resources for our patients and close up gaps. We are excited to be able to provide this next level of care and support thanks to the Ryan White Grant Program.”