UnitedHealth Group quickly recognized that COVID-19 could have a potentially devasting impact on our most vulnerable populations, especially seniors and those who are immunocompromised or have an underlying chronic health condition. The pandemic and resulting economic fallout have also had a significant impact on those experiencing homelessness and food insecurity. By collaborating with national and local nonprofits, UnitedHealth Group and the United Health Foundation are spearheading a multifaceted effort to help support the most vulnerable in our communities.
We launched partnerships with local nonprofits in hard hit states, including CA, CO, FL, IL, LA, MI, NJ, NY, PA and WA, to help residents experiencing homelessness and food insecurity; and we are addressing health disparities by piloting a scalable mobile and local testing program that works with local partners to provide testing and wraparound services including food, health and safety kits and education designed to meet the unique needs of disadvantaged communities in Los Angeles, Orleans Parish and Philadelphia.
We launched a partnership with AARP Foundation to support seniors experiencing social isolation and food insecurity, with estimates that the effort will reach 1 million older adults.
We assisted the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services with a $6B initiative to cover uninsured individuals affected by COVID-19.
We provided $10 million to partners in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, India, Ireland, Peru, Philippines and Portugal to support health care workers, seniors and people experiencing food insecurity or homelessness, while also expanding access to care in underserved communities.