Built for Different

Health care is not a one-size-fits-all proposition. Every state, every community, and every population is different—and each has unique health care needs that must be met with proven solutions delivered at the local level.

We’re built to serve all of them.

Built for Maternal and Child Health

With advanced technology and one-on-one support from maternity nurses, community partnerships, analytics, and more, we're expanding access to prenatal and well-baby care mothers need and helping children get the healthier start they deserve.

We're helping moms and kids get better health care by working to ensure more expectant moms can receive regular prenatal checkups and have access to maternity nurses around the clock. We're partnering with communities to promote healthier births and reduce hospital readmissions for moms and their newborns. And, we're providing tools, insights and support for educators working to reduce childhood obesity rates and governments working to treat those at high risk for chronic conditions such as asthma.


Optum: Maternity Support Program

We offer health and educational support from the time women consider starting or expanding their families through the first few months of a baby's life. Personal maternity nurses answer questions and offer specialized support services for high-risk pregnancies.

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Dental Clinic for Alachua County Families

United Health Foundation is working with families and doctors in Florida to expand access to pediatric dental care.

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Partnering to Reduce Infant Mortality

In places like Columbus, Ohio, we are partnering with community organizations to provide the tools, insights and investments they need to help reduce infant mortality and improve the health of children.

Our Baby Blocks program for expectant and new moms is improving maternal and infant health outcomes

With innovative programs that combine technology and around-the-clock access to maternity nurses, we help moms get the prenatal and well-baby care they need. And it's making a real difference: participants in these programs experience fewer pre-term births and lower rates of admissions to the NICU.2.

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4-H Food Smart Families

We've expanded our successful partnership with 4-H to help combat hunger and food insecurity by promoting education about budgeting and nutrition in underserved communities, nearly doubling our annual commitment to $1 million to support the 4-H Food Smart Families program.

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1 (9.5% compared to the national average of 11.4%)

2 (9.9% compared to a national average of 14.4%)

Built for Seniors

Helping seniors in Medicare receive the right care, delivered the right way, can make all the difference.

For example, delivering primary care through a next-generation, technology-enabled house call. This is an innovative program in which nurse practitioners visit seniors in the comfort of their homes to listen, learn and keep seniors better connected to their doctors.

Our HouseCalls program decreases hospital admissions by as much as 14%, and reduces nursing home admissions by 1.3%.

Learn how our HouseCalls program is expanding access to high-quality, affordable, convenient care for more than 1 million Medicare beneficiaries.

"This is the direction health care is going. We get to spend an hour with these people in their homes and we can actually see what's going on."
Jenny Prom, HouseCalls nurse practitioner
"I truly care…I'm here to really try to make a difference…"
Mary Ruddell, HouseCalls nurse practitioner
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Built for Those Who Serve

Built for Better Health means expanding access to high-quality care for those who serve and their families—from enlistment through retirement.

In 2015, Fisher House Foundation and United Health Foundation teamed up to build a new Fisher House at Camp Pendleton, where the families of wounded service members can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment nearby. In its first year, the Camp Pendleton Fisher House provided more than 1,100 nights of lodging for 133 military families, saving them about $170,000 in lodging expenses.

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