Increasing rates of diabetes and obesity among middle-aged Americans, 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.
UnitedHealthcare of Ohio received the J.D. Power award for ranking highest in overall member satisfaction among commercial health plans in Ohio, according to the J.D. Power 2016 Member Satisfaction Study.
New analysis examining five unhealthy behaviors – smoking, excessive drinking, insufficient sleep, physical inactivity, obesity – finds more than 25 million American adults have multiple unhealthy behaviors (three or more).
At UnitedHealth Group, we are dedicated to making a positive difference in health. This report highlights how our people are helping build healthier communities through contributions of money and time to nonprofit organizations, and how we are working with our partners to support initiatives that improve health quality and outcomes today, and investing in a future health workforce that meets the needs of tomorrow.
United Health Foundation report examines prevention measures through health care access, immunizations and chronic disease prevention Identifies disparities related to race, geography, income and education.
Americans are making meaningful progress on key health metrics including smoking less and leading less sedentary lifestyles, but rising rates of drug deaths, obesity, diabetes and children in poverty signal serious challenges, according to United Health Foundation’s 26th America’s Health Rankings® Annual Report: A Call to Action for Individuals & Their Communities.
A RAND Corporation study published today in the peer-reviewed journal Health Affairs demonstrates the effectiveness of Optum’s HouseCalls program in reducing costly hospitalizations and nursing home admissions, and increasing the use of office-based physician care.
Each year the United States of Aging Survey — conducted by the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a), National Council on Aging (NCOA) and UnitedHealthcare — polls U.S. adults 60 and older for their insights on how older Americans are preparing for their later years, and what communities can do to better support this growing population. New in 2015, the survey also polled professionals who work closely with older adults, including Area Agencies on Aging staff, credit union managers, primary care physicians and pharmacists, to gain their perspectives on the challenges older Americans face as they age.
Between 2013 and 2014 the number of adults without health care coverage fell by 8 million individuals, driven largely by an increase in Medicaid enrollment.
Vermont is the healthiest state for seniors, rising from fourth place last year, according to the third edition of United Health Foundation’s America’s Health Rankings® Senior Report: A Call to Action for Individuals and Their Communities.