In two announcements recently made by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), OptumServe, the federal government health services business unit of Optum, was selected to offer new services to veterans in 2019, and has secured major contracts to provide disability exams for the VA.
When a loved one serves in our military, it is a family affair. Service often means extended periods of time away from family for training, assignments and deployments. That time away takes a toll on both service members and those who love them. And, when the unimaginable happens – an injury or traumatic event encountered in the line of duty – recovery often means that family members take on a brand new title and role – that of caregiver.
In October, the United Health Foundation released the 2018 America's Health Rankings Health of Those Who Have Served Report.
Integrity. Compassion. Relationships. Innovation. Performance. These are values that drive UnitedHealth Group employees. For those who have served in the military, these are values they have already embraced well before they join our company, making UnitedHealth Group a strong fit for veterans.
In partnership with the United Health Foundation, Blue Star Families created the Military Caregiver Online Interactive Program, an online tool using avatar technology to create simulations and care scenarios for caregivers to problem-solve and address real-life challenges to care.
A new partnership and grant will help the Armed Services YMCA Camp Pendleton increase capacity and improve curriculum at the Fisher Children’s Center at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.
As the highest-ranking nurse in the Navy before her retirement as a rear admiral in 2013, UnitedHealthcare’s Elizabeth “Betsy” Niemyer built a career of exceptional accomplishments.
Fisher House provides a community and a home away from home, but more importantly, “a place for healing,” says Sala Nick, a former guest of Fisher House Camp Pendleton.
United Health Foundation released the America’s Health Rankings Health of Women Who Have Served Report. This report, created in partnership with the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), establishes a baseline representation of the health of women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces compared to women without military service.
Women who have served in the U.S. military are more likely than those who have not served to report being in very good or excellent health despite facing higher rates of mental health challenges and chronic disease, according to the 2017 America’s Health Rankings Health of Women Who Have Served Report.