Stories

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    Women’s History Month: Passion Meets Purpose
    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.
    March 01, 2021 | 3 min Read
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    New Partnership Tackles Food Insecurity in North Minneapolis
    UnitedHealth Group continued its commitment to rebuilding the health of the Twin Cities and addressing health equity through a new partnership with the Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ).
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    Black History Month: A Time for Reflection
    In honor of Black History Month, UnitedHealth Group leaders describe how the importance of inclusion and respect for others have influenced their careers.
    February 01, 2021 | 2 min Read
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    UnitedHealth Group Recognized for LGBTQ Workplace Equality
    UnitedHealth Group received a top score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index, which measures corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality.
    January 28, 2021 | 2 min Read
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    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.
    January 19, 2021 | 2 min Read
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    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
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    Partnering to Advance COVID-19 Treatment
    UnitedHealth Group is partnering with Eli Lilly to study its new monoclonal antibody treatment, bamlanivimab, for non-hospitalized people recently diagnosed with COVID-19.
    December 04, 2020
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    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.
    November 18, 2020 | 3 min Read
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    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.
    November 16, 2020 | 3 min Read
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    Collaborating to Accelerate COVID-19 Vaccine Research
    UnitedHealth Group is collaborating with Johnson & Johnson and its Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies to share information about their Phase 3 COVID-19 vaccine candidate trial
    November 13, 2020 | 2 min Read
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    Veterans Day: A Time to Reflect
    Today, on Veterans Day, UnitedHealth Group is honoring those who have served in the United States Armed Forces.
    November 11, 2020 | 2 min Read
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    Partnership Aims to Improve Health of Adults with Diabetes
    The United Health Foundation and the Texas Association of Community Health Centers (TACHC) have joined forces to provide better care for adults living with diabetes across the state of Texas.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
    October 20, 2020 | 2 Min Video
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    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.
    October 15, 2020 | 3 min Read
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    New Partnership Aims to Improve Physician Wellness
    To improve physician well-being and reduce burnout, the United Health Foundation has partnered with the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation.
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    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.
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    Supporting Living Donors Through The HERO Program™
    UnitedHealth Group has launched a first-of-its-kind program designed to lower the barriers to living donor transplants: Helping Employees Receive Organs — The HERO Program™
    October 07, 2020 | 3 min Read
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    UnitedHealth Group Launches Disability Inclusion Internship Program
    UnitedHealth Group’s Engagement, Inclusion and Diversity Center of Excellence has launched the Disability Inclusion Internship Program.
    October 05, 2020 | 3 min Read
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    United Health Foundation and AARP Foundation join forces to address social isolation among seniors
    The United Health Foundation and AARP Foundation are collaborating to address social isolation and food insecurity among seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    September 28, 2020 | 2 min Read
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    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.
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    UnitedHealth Group and OptumServe Named Top Military Friendly® Employers
    UnitedHealth Group and OptumServe have been ranked Top Ten in the nation on the 2021 Military Friendly® Employers list. Top-ten recognition is the highest award an organization can receive.
    September 16, 2020 | 2 min Read
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    Sanvello and Aly Raisman Partner to Address Growing Need for Mental Health Solutions
    Sanvello, a leading digital mental health care provider and a UnitedHealth Group company has a new partnership with world-champion gymnast and wellness advocate Aly Raisman.
    September 08, 2020 | 1 Min Video
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    What Women’s Equality Day Means to Us
    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.
    August 26, 2020 | 3 min Read
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    Expanding Access to Primary Care in Florida
    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.
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    Expanding Access to Health Care for Mothers and Babies in Georgia and North Carolina
    The United Health Foundation is helping expand access to health care and improve health outcomes for mothers and babies in Georgia and North Carolina.
    August 13, 2020 | 2 min Read
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    UnitedHealth Group Recognized as Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion
    The Disability Equality Index® (DEI) has named UnitedHealth Group one of the best places to work for disability inclusion in 2020.
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    UnitedHealth Group Continues Health Equity Initiatives
    UnitedHealth Group is advancing broad health equity initiatives across the nation.
    July 15, 2020 | 2 min Read
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    UnitedHealth Group Advances Technologies to Improve Care
    Amid the coronavirus pandemic, UnitedHealth Group is rapidly assembling a new digital platform to improve care.
    July 15, 2020 | 2 min Read
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    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.
    July 15, 2020 | 2 min Read
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    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.
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    UnitedHealth Group Extends Community Meals Program for Minnesotans in Need
    UnitedHealth Group has renewed its commitment to provide free and healthy meals to families throughout the Minneapolis-St. Paul areas of Minnesota as part of its response to the COVID-19 crisis.
    July 08, 2020 | 2 min Read
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    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.
    June 22, 2020 | 1 min Read
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    A Closer Look at Freedom Day
    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.
    June 19, 2020 | 2 min Read
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    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.
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    United Health Foundation Supports COVID-19 Relief Efforts in Arizona
    The United Health Foundation has donated $500,000 to the Arizona Food Bank Network (AzFBN) to address food insecurity across Arizona.
    June 11, 2020 | 2 min Read
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    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.
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    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.
    June 05, 2020 | 2 min Read
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    UnitedHealth Group Celebrates LGBTQ Pride Month
    Throughout June, UnitedHealth Group and its UnitedHealthcare and Optum businesses are celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) pride.
    June 05, 2020 | 2 min Read