Partnership With HealthNet Expands Access to Care

March 15, 2022 | 3 min Read

The United Health Foundation has launched a partnership with HealthNet, a nonprofit health care provider serving Indiana, to expand access to primary and behavioral health care in Morgan and Monroe counties in Indiana, as well as low-income areas in Indianapolis.

How the Partnership Works

The $2 million, three-year grant will allow HealthNet to bring medical professionals and a mobile health vehicle to neighborhoods in Indianapolis, and Morgan and Monroe counties four days a week. The program will address health disparities by:

Bringing primary care, preventive services and mental health screenings to underserved communities.
Providing high-risk patients with at-home monitoring devices to track their own health.
Making referrals to dental care, substance use disorder treatment, specialty care and other health supports for patients.

“Too often, people of color, historically marginalized groups, rural populations and those with lower incomes face a disproportionate number of barriers to high-quality health care. We believe this partnership will improve health equity for residents of Indiana.”

- Kim Sonerholm, CEO, UnitedHealthcare for Indiana and Kentucky

Why the Partnership Matters

The HealthNet-United Health Foundation partnership is expected to improve adult and child immunization rates, breast cancer screenings and colorectal cancer screenings by 15% as well as improve cervical cancer screenings by 20% over baseline. Additionally, the partnership aims to improve health outcomes of individuals with chronic conditions such as diabetes and hypertension.

“This partnership will help HealthNet advance our mission of improving lives with compassionate health care and support services, regardless of ability to pay,” said Rick Diaz, president and chief executive officer of HealthNet. “We are grateful for the support to reach people who would not otherwise have access to primary and behavioral care.” 

Anticipated Outcomes
  • 15%

    increase in adult and child immunization rates, breast cancer screenings and colorectal cancer screenings.
  • 20%

    increase in cervical cancer screenings.

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