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12/19/2018 OptumServe Awarded Two Contracts with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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.

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11/20/2018 Supporting Military Caregivers Through Technology: Connecting on the Homefront Contributed by: Tracy Malone, United Health Foundation President, and Kathy Roth-Douquet, Blue Star Families CEO and Cofounder

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.

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11/12/2018 New Data – America’s Health Rankings Health of Those Who Have Served Report

In October, the United Health Foundation released the 2018 America's Health Rankings Health of Those Who Have Served Report.

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11/9/2018 Honoring Our Nation’s Heroes

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.

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5/22/2018 Using Innovative Tools to Support Military Caregivers

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.

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12/5/2017 Expanding Child Development Programs for Military Families

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.

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11/13/2017 Lessons on Choosing a Career Path in Nursing from the Navy’s Former Highest-Ranking Nurse

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.

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11/10/2017 Fisher House: A Place for Healing for Military Veterans and Their Families

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.

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11/3/2017 New Report: Health of Women Who Have Served

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.

11/2/2017 New Report: Women with Military Service Report Higher Rates of Depression and Suicidal Thoughts, Despite Better Overall Health

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.