UnitedHealth Group’s Rocky Mountain Health Plans has announced a $30 million commitment to address important health issues in Colorado. Funds will be used for youth mental health support services which, according to America’s Health Rankings, has been identified as a need in the state. In addition, funds will be invested in education to help grow and diversify the future health workforce.
“Addressing youth mental health was a top priority of the attorney general’s office before the pandemic — and is even more urgent after its impact. This $30 million investment in education and mental health for young Coloradans has the power to change the lives of thousands,” said Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser, whose office helped facilitate contributions to several nonprofits in Colorado. “I am pleased to partner with Rocky Mountain Health Plans to support youth mental health, increase healthy outcomes, and decrease the use of the criminal justice system to address behavioral health challenges — now and in the future.”