New Report Finds Seniors Have Made Health Gains, Yet Challenges Remain

The 2016 United Health Foundation's America's Health Rankings Senior Report reveals seniors have better health status than three years ago, with progress made in the number of home health care workers and preventable hospitalizations, yet challenges with obesity and proper nutrition persist.

A $10,000 grant to Indiana Parenting Institute will support the organization's "Birth2Eighteen" program, which teaches young, underserved families effective parenting and life skills, and connects them to community resources to improve family relationships and encourage children to lead productive and successful lives.

May 26, 2016

Increasing rates of diabetes and obesity among middle-aged Americans (50-64 years old), coupled with the massive growth in the senior population over the next 15 years, are likely to significantly affect the health and quality of life for the next generation of seniors, according to some of the key findings of the 2016 United Health Foundation's America's Health Rankings Senior Report. 

May 25, 2016

Optum Idaho will fund a community health initiative (CHI) grant of $420,000 for statewide efforts that help children who struggle with serious emotional disturbances (SED).

May 24, 2016

Our Baby Blocks program for expectant and new moms is improving maternal and infant health outcomes. Share this infographic.

May 20, 2016

New Jersey Healthcare Quality Institute (NJHCQI) was awarded a $550,000 partnership grant from United Health Foundation to support its "Healthy Communities Create Healthy Citizens" project.

May 20, 2016

At this year's Amgen Tour of California, the Rally Cycling team will ride eight custom-designed Diamondback Podium bikes that will be put up for auction as part of the UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation (UHCCF) "Ride into Spring" fundraiser.

May 13, 2016

UnitedHealthcare has donated $30,000 to help two Missouri organizations' efforts to promote health literacy and support transportation programming for low-income families.

May 10, 2016

Service members, veterans and their families in the Colorado Springs area will have access to expanded support networks through the Peak Military Care Network (PMCN), funded by a three-year, $800,000 United Health Foundation grant.

May 06, 2016

We're leading the transition to value-based care. Why? Because it's the best path to better health, better care and lower costs - for everyone. Share this infographic.

May 04, 2016

Optum is teaming with Medecision and TriZetto to launch a first-to-market services-based offering for states' Medicaid Management Information Systems (MMIS), the critical IT foundation of the public health program for low-income people.

May 04, 2016

UnitedHealthcare today opened its newest health benefits store to provide enhanced customer service support and health education opportunities customized for the Asian-American community in Orange County.

April 28, 2016

UnitedHealthcare donated $200,000 to National Church Residences to create a new onsite medical suite that will serve residents of Parkside Manor, a 77-unit independent-living senior community located in Pittsburgh's Brookline suburb.

April 28, 2016