Empowering Health Grants Help Expand Access to Care

July 22, 2021 | 2 min Read

As communities work to emerge from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, UnitedHealthcare is helping expand access to care by supporting programming to address the holistic needs of those we serve.

In fact, 80% of what influences a person’s health happens outside of a clinical setting. This means having access to nutritious food, affordable housing and transportation, as well as the neighborhoods where they live, have a major impact on one’s overall health and quality of life. Those factors, known as the social determinants of health, contribute to inequities and gaps in care. They may also increase the risk of health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and obesity.

With this in mind, UnitedHealthcare is awarding $11.4 million in Empowering Health grants across 18 states and the District of Columbia to help address these needs for uninsured individuals and underserved communities. Since launching its commitment in 2018, UnitedHealthcare has invested more than $40 million in Empowering Health grants, reaching more than 6 million people through partnerships with community-based organizations in 29 states.

The Details

Learn about the nonprofit organizations receiving recent Empowering Health grants.

Empowering Health

Find out more about UnitedHealthcare’s commitment to Empowering Health.