UnitedHealthcare Recognizes Tennessee Primary Care Association for its Commitment to Providing People in Tennessee with Access to Quality Health Care

August 10, 2012
  • Aug. 5-11 is National Health Center Week
  • United Health Foundation has committed more than $34 million to community health centers since 2003

During National Health Center Week UnitedHealthcare is recognizing Tennessee Primary Care Association (TPCA) for its commitment to providing access to quality health care for economically and medically disadvantaged people living in Tennessee.

“This acknowledgement illustrates UnitedHealthcare’s support of our mission to improve access to primary health care for people facing medical and economic challenges. It also highlights our joint commitment to help people live healthier lives - no matter their current health situation,” said Kathy Wood-Dobbins, CEO for the TPCA, which provides leadership, advocacy and support as the voice for Tennessee’s community health centers.

The recognition is given to Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) that combine superior clinical care and excellent patient support. Health care professionals at these facilities provide Medicaid beneficiaries with access to care that is uniquely designed to address the sometimes complex needs of people living with chronic conditions, and people with high-risk medical, behavioral or social challenges.

United Health Foundation, a private, not-for-profit foundation, provides financial and clinical support to community health centers across the nation as part of its mission to improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of medical outcomes, expand access to health care services for people in challenging circumstances and for the well-being of communities. In total, the Foundation has committed more than $34 million to community health centers since 2003.

“Tennessee Primary Care Association is being recognized for its commitment to patients during some of the most critical points of care, whether they are living with a chronic condition, a disability or their newborn is in need of intensive care,” said Scott Bowers, president of UnitedHealthcare Community Plan in Tennessee. “We commend Tennessee Primary Care Association for its continuing excellence in providing the kind of quality care Medicaid beneficiaries deserve.”

About UnitedHealthcare
UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. The company offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 650,000 physicians and care professionals and 5,000 hospitals nationwide. UnitedHealthcare serves more than 38 million people and is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company.

About United Health Foundation
Guided by a passion to help people live healthier lives, United Health Foundation provides helpful information to support decisions that lead to better health outcomes and healthier communities. The Foundation also supports activities that expand access to quality health care services for those in challenging circumstances and partners with others to improve the well-being of communities. After its establishment by UnitedHealth Group [NYSE: UNH] in 1999 as a not-for-profit, private foundation, the Foundation has committed more than $200 million to improve health and health care. For additional information, please visit www.unitedhealthfoundation.org

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