United Health Foundation Pledges $5 Million to Support Americans Experiencing Homelessness and Food Insecurity Exacerbated by COVID-19

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The United Health Foundation pledged $5 million to provide urgent support for Americans experiencing homelessness and food insecurity amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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UnitedHealth Group Leads Effort to Supply Meals for People in Need

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UnitedHealth Group this week began using its Optum kitchen in Eden Prairie, Minn. to provide food for thousands of Twin Cities-area families in need as part of its response to COVID-19. The company is funding the eight-week, $1 million effort in partnership with Compass Group, UnitedHealth Group's employee food service vendor, and Second Harvest Heartland, a leading hunger-relief organization.

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UnitedHealth Group Commits Initial $50 Million Investment to Fight COVID-19, Support Affected Communities

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UnitedHealth Group is committing an initial $50 million investment to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and help support those disproportionately affected by the outbreak, including health care workers, hard-hit states, seniors and people experiencing food insecurity or homelessness.

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UnitedHealth Group celebrates Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day

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Throughout March, UnitedHealth Group and its UnitedHealthcare and Optum businesses are celebrating Women’s History Month under the theme, #SheInspiresMe. A signature component of the month will be celebrating International Women’s Day on March 8 and amplifying the #EachforEqual message. Hear inspiring words from a few of the many women who lead the company.

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Optum and OptumLabs Contribute to Major New Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Study

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Researchers from Optum and OptumLabs have co-authored a new opioid use disorder treatment study using OptumLabs data.

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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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