This March, we’re celebrating Women’s History Month and honoring innovative women like OptumHealth employee Andrea Deanovic Schmidt, co-creator of a first-of-its-kind program to support living organ donors.
OptumHealth CEO Discusses Solutions to Improve Health Care Affordability
Speaking at a virtual event on health care costs hosted by Axios, OptumHealth Chief Executive Officer Dr. Wyatt Decker discussed opportunities to improve affordability by reducing health care cost trends and reducing out-of-pocket expenses for consumers.
United Health Foundation Releases America’s Health Rankings 2020 Annual Report
The 2020 America’s Health Rankings Annual Report paints a picture of the nation’s ongoing public health successes and challenges as well as a deeper understanding of the nation’s health at the outset of the global COVID-19 pandemic
New Partnership Expands At-Home Maternal Care for At-Risk Women
The United Health Foundation has partnered with Any Baby Can (ABC), a Texas-based organization, to expand at-home maternal care services and improve the health of at-risk prenatal women and their children in Austin, Texas, and its surrounding communities.
OptumHealth Services CEO Talks with Axios About Achieving Universal Coverage
Public-private partnerships are key to ensuring all Americans have access to affordable, quality coverage — especially amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to OptumHealth Services Chief Executive Officer Heather Cianfrocco.
Grant Partnerships Announced with Five Nonprofits in the Twin Cities to Support Healing and Rebuilding
UnitedHealth Group is announcing grant partnerships with five local nonprofit organizations: Lake Street Council, Minnesota Community Care, Neighbors United Funding Collaborative, West Broadway Business & Area Coalition/Northside Funders, and Heart of America.
New Partnership Expands Access to Care for Pennsylvania Families
United Health Foundation’s three-year, $2 million grant to Family First Health will enhance services at Family First Health’s York, Pennsylvania, location, a school-based health center housed at Hannah Penn K-8 school.
Expanding and Diversifying the Mental Health Workforce in California to Meet the Need
We're collaborating with UC San Diego and UC San Francisco on four-year grants totaling $8 million to help the schools grow and diversify their pipelines of diverse child and adolescent psychiatrists and psychiatric nurse practitioners.
Increasing Breast Cancer Screening for Those Most at Risk
The United Health Foundation, as part of a three-year partnership with the Michigan Primary Care Association, is committing $2.5 million to increase breast cancer screening and genetic testing for high-risk women, men and their families.
Optum’s Phil McKoy Discusses the Role of Digital Tools in Advancing Health Equity
Digital health tools will be critical to advancing health equity and improving access to health care providers in underserved communities, especially in the wake of COVID-19, according to Optum Digital Transformation Leader Phil McKoy.
Training Nurses to Better Serve Armed Forces Service Members
The United Health Foundation is committing $1.25 million to create a new graduate-level concentration in Military Health as part of a three-year partnership with the Florida State University College of Nursing.
Today, UnitedHealth Group and our UnitedHealthcare and Optum businesses are celebrating Women’s Equality Day. The celebration commemorates the day a century ago when women won the right to vote under the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution.
United Health Foundation has committed $1.7 million to improve access to primary care in Florida. A three-year partnership with the Health Care Center for the Homeless will train nurse practitioners to meet growing demand for primary care in underserved communities.
UnitedHealth Group’s Diverse Team Responds to COVID-19
UnitedHealth Group’s 325,000 diverse team members across the globe are leading the fight against COVID-19, helping people live healthier lives and helping make the health system work better for everyone.
Leveraging Innovative Technology to Help Treat Type 2 Diabetes
UnitedHealth Group has launched Level2, an innovative new digital therapy that combines wearable technology and customized personal support to help improve the health of people living with type 2 diabetes.
UnitedHealth Group Collaborates in Public-Private Partnership to Accelerate COVID-19 Research and Offer New Scientific Insights
UnitedHealth Group is participating in the COVID-19 Diagnostics Evidence Accelerator — a new public-private partnership that leverages real-world data to enhance COVID-19 response efforts through faster, high-quality, modern scientific research.
On Friday, June 19, UnitedHealth Group honors Juneteenth — the United States holiday also known as “Freedom Day” or “Emancipation Day” that recognizes a pivotal moment in the emancipation of slaves in Texas.
United Health Foundation Expands Tribal Scholars Program With Grant to American Indian College Fund
The United Health Foundation has donated $430,000 to the American Indian College Fund’s United Health Foundation Tribal Scholars Program, creating 13 scholarships for American Indian and Alaska Natives studying in the health and dental fields.
UnitedHealth Group Named One of the 50 Most Community-Minded Companies in the United States
For the ninth consecutive year, Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, has included UnitedHealth Group on The Civic 50 as one of the 50 most community-minded companies in the country for its civic engagement in 2019.
New England Journal of Medicine Editors Praise Results of UnitedHealth Group COVID-19 Study
New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) editors discussed the recent UnitedHealth Group study of self-administered COVID-19 testing – and they were optimistic that the results of the study would transform testing for the coronavirus.