UnitedHealth Group Wins LGBTQ Workplace Award

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UnitedHealth Group earned a perfect rating for the second year in a row as one of the best places to work for LGBTQ equality in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2020 Corporate Equality Index (CEI).

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New Research Finds Beneficiaries with Medicare Advantage Spend Less than Those in Medicare Fee-for-Service

Beneficiaries with Medicare Advantage spend nearly 40 percent less than Medicare Fee-for-Service beneficiaries, according to UnitedHealth Group research.

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Health Insurance Tax repealed by Congress

Congress has permanently repealed the Health Insurance Tax.

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America’s Health Rankings Reveals Progress and Ongoing Challenges

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The 2019 America’s Health Rankings® Annual Report showcases public health progress as well as persistent challenges

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United Health Foundation Announces Grant to Help Improve Access to Behavioral Health Services in Rural Colorado

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The United Health Foundation announced a three-year, $1.5 million grant to the Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence. Pictured left to right: North Range Behavioral Health Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist Dan Frantz, Center Board Member and Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist Ruby Martinez, Lt. Governor Dianne Primavera, Sen. Cory Gardner and UHC Government Programs CEO Brian Thompson (at podium).

The United Health Foundation will make a three-year, $1.5 million grant to the Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence (the Center) to address the shortage of mental health providers in rural Colorado communities. The grant will help the Center recruit and support 39 currently-employed rural Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Behavioral Health Fellows return to graduate school and earn a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner certificate.

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UnitedHealth Group Program Helps Service Members Transition to a Civilian Career

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Optum employee Bobby Padilla is a UnitedHealth Group Military Internship Program Alum and Air Force Veteran.

In the next several years, more than 1 million U.S. military service members will transition to the civilian workforce. It’s a shift that often proves challenging. In addition to finding a job that takes advantage of their transferrable skills, finding the right cultural fit is also crucial. UnitedHealth Group’s Military Internship Program is a strategic partnership with the Department of Defense Skillbridge Program that offers career skills training and workforce reintegration to transitioning active duty service members across all branches of the U.S. Military.

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United Health Foundation Partners with HOPE Family Health to Fund Rural Pharmacy Services Program in Tennessee

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A grant from United Health Foundation is helping HOPE Family Health build a clinical pharmacy program that will help patients manage their medications.

HOPE Family Health provides medical and behavioral health care across rural Middle Tennessee to all individuals, regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay. The United Health Foundation announced a three-year partnership with HOPE Family Health to help build a clinical pharmacy program in Middle Tennessee. The partnership is expected to improve outcomes by making it easier for patients to manage their medications and adhere to their prescription drug regimens.

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United Health Foundation Awards Grant to Morehouse School of Medicine

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UnitedHealth Group’s Cory Alexander joins U.S. Representative Brett Guthrie (KY), Dr. Sandra Harris-Hooker, Morehouse School of Medicine, U.S. Representative David Scott (GA), and Dr. Bennie Harris, Morehouse School of Medicine to announce a new partnership between the United Health Foundation and the Morehouse School of Medicine (Credit: Mark West)

The United Health Foundation announced a three-year partnership with Morehouse School of Medicine to research ways to improve access to digital tools for underserved and rural communities across Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina and Tennessee.

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OptumIQ Survey on Artificial Intelligence Reveals Confidence and Growth Opportunities

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According to the 2019 OptumIQ Annual Survey on AI in Health Care, 52% of industry leaders expect artificial intelligence will create more work opportunities.

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Behind the Data: Flu Vaccination Rates for Women Rose, According to America's Health Rankings

Nearly 1.3 million more women ages 18-44 received the flu vaccine since 2016, an increase of 5%, according to the United Health Foundation's 2019 America's Health Rankings Health of Women and Children Report.

Why it matters:  While it is difficult to quantify health care savings directly from the percentage of Americans receiving flu vaccinations, Dr. Janice Huckaby, Optum chief medical officer for Maternal-Child Health Strategy, believes there are many benefits. "Lower health costs, fewer lost days of work, fewer emergency room trips to name a few," she says.

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Harvard Study Finds Value-Based Care Has a Third Critical Dimension

Value-based care is proven to improve quality of care at a lower cost – and is a strategy UnitedHealth Group fully supports. Now, two Harvard researchers have identified a third dimension to achieving value-based care – what they call "infrastructure support."

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