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    Partnership with Children’s Minnesota uses data to address flu vaccination disparities
    Enabled by a $3 million grant partnership with the United Health Foundation, Children’s Minnesota has taken a data-driven approach to reduce flu vaccination disparities among thousands of underserved kids in the Twin Cities.
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    United Health Foundation donations to help provide humanitarian relief to civilians in Israel and Gaza
    In response to the growing humanitarian crisis, the United Health Foundation, the philanthropic foundation of UnitedHealth Group, is donating $1 million to Save the Children and Direct Relief to help with urgent needs such as food, water and medical supplies in Israel and Gaza.
    November 13, 2023 | 3 min Read
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    United Health Foundation Partnership Works to Advance Health Equity by Reducing the Impact of Diabetes on the Latino Community
    Diabetes contributed to more than 100,000 deaths in 2021 alone, making it one of the deadliest and most common chronic diseases in the United States.
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    'Barbershop Bashes' Help Reduce Health Disparities Through Cancer Screening
    Isiah Skinner Jr., owner of Skinner’s Barbershop in Morgan City, La., has been hosting annual Barbershop Bash events since 2013 as a way for men to receive free, preventive cancer screenings and education.
    October 26, 2023 | 5 min Read
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    Expanding UHG’s investment strategy to advance health equity
    UnitedHealth Group Treasury announced a $5 million investment in Enable Ventures to expand opportunities for people with disabilities.
    October 23, 2023 | 4 min Read
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    New America’s Health Rankings Report: Rising Maternal Mortality, Mental Health Challenges Among Women
    This year’s report builds on the America’s Health Rankings platform’s longstanding commitment to better understand the comprehensive health and well-being of women and children by analyzing the latest data on 122 measures from 34 distinct data sources.
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    Fairview Community Health & Wellness Hub Celebrates First Year of Service
    UnitedHealthcare and Fairview celebrated their one-year anniversary of the Fairview Community Health and Wellness Hub, a partnership between the two organizations that was announced in August 2022 to target health disparities and remove barriers to care and wellness.
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    Deploying technology to address America’s mental health and clinician burnout crisis
    At the recent Aspen Ideas Health event in Colorado, Optum Health Chief Nursing Officer Kristy Duffey shared ways UnitedHealth Group is using technology to increase access to mental health care for patients and reduce workplace stress for clinicians.
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    Optum Rx scholarship fund helps support underrepresented pharmacy students at Florida A&M University
    Representation of minorities among pharmacy professions is lacking, with access to funding for graduate pharmacy programs among the top barriers contributing to low numbers of underrepresented students enrolled in pharmacy schools.
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    New Data Brief Highlights Mental and Behavioral Health Disparities
    As communities across the country recover from the health effects of the pandemic, individuals are feeling the impact of mental and behavioral health challenges.
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    UnitedHealth Group value-based care strategies featured in Fortune
    A recent Fortune article provided an in-depth look at value-based care, sharing strategies deployed by UnitedHealth Group and others.
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    HouseCalls visits associated with fewer emergency visits, hospital stays for Medicare Advantage patients
    Medicare Advantage patients who received in-home, preventive wellness assessments via the Optum HouseCalls program spent less time in emergency room and inpatient hospital settings, researchers at Yale Medicine working in collaboration with Optum have found.
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    Optum Rx introduces new initiatives to improve the pharmacy experience for community and independent pharmacy partners and patients
    Solutions are designed to ensure the more than 26,000 community and independent pharmacies in our network can support expanded access to care, improve outcomes for the patients they serve and remain competitive.
    June 02, 2023
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    Optum Rx launches pharmacy wellness programs to support underserved and rural communities
    New, innovative partnerships between Optum Rx and community pharmacies aim to expand access to care, preventive services, and medication adherence and improve health outcomes in underserved communities.
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    UnitedHealth Group named a top community-minded company
    For the 11th consecutive year, Points of Light named UnitedHealth Group one of the 50 most community-minded companies in America based on its annual Civic 50 survey.
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    New Report Highlights Urgent Need to Support Older Americans Post-Pandemic
    According to the United Health Foundation’s America’s Health Rankings 2023 Senior Report, early death and drug death rates continued to increase.
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    New Optum Rx payment solutions continue to empower clients with more choice, transparency
    New offerings build on our history of bringing innovation to employers, unions, health plans and consumers to help improve affordability and transparency in pharmacy benefits.
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    Partnering to provide access to care for children in Arizona
    A $3 million United Health Foundation grant to Valle del Sol Community Health helped provide primary and behavioral care for thousands of students from underserved communities around Phoenix.
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    Chief Digital and Technology Officer Sandeep Dadlani talks about the 3 keys to transformative tech
    As part of the ViVE 2023 digital health event on March 26-29, UnitedHealth Group Chief Digital and Technology Officer Sandeep Dadlani was featured as a keynote speaker.
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    Partnership aims to improve mental health care for LGBTQ+ and BIPOC youth
    A $2M United Health Foundation grant to Rainbow Health will help support the behavioral health and well-being of LGBTQ+ and BIPOC youth in Minnesota.
    March 22, 2023
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    UnitedHealth Group Partners with Morehouse School of Medicine to Help Black Mothers Access Health Care Resources
    UnitedHealth Group has partnered with Morehouse School of Medicine to introduce a new mobile app that aims to connect new Black mothers living in Georgia’s underserved communities with resources to help sustain their overall health and their child’s well-being.
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    United Health Foundation working to diversify the health workforce
    Ten-year, $100 million commitment is providing scholarships for underrepresented current and future health professionals.
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    Partnering with East Carolina University to expand youth access to mental health care services
    $3.2M United Health Foundation grant will support the mental health and well-being of underserved youth in North Carolina.
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    Partnering with Children’s Minnesota to reduce disparities and improve access to care
    The United Health Foundation and Children’s Minnesota are taking aim at disparities in the Twin Cities around asthma, vaccinations and mental health through a three-year, $3 million grant partnership.
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    Chief Medical Officer Dr. Margaret-Mary Wilson discusses social determinants of health for seniors
    During a recent Axios event, Dr. Wilson talked about UnitedHealth Group’s holistic approach to health in Medicare Advantage.
    January 24, 2023 | 6 min Read
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    UnitedHealth Group grant helps build more diverse child and adolescent psychiatry workforce
    Through the four-year, $4 million grant, announced in 2020, UC San Diego School of Medicine launched the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Inclusive Excellence Program (CAPIE), an innovative approach to building a more diverse child and adolescent psychiatry (CAP) workforce.
    January 23, 2023 | 4 min Read
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    Expanding Behavioral Health Services to Help Individuals Experiencing Homelessness
    The National Health Care for the Homeless Council (NHCHC) will integrate behavioral health services in medical respite programs across three states thanks to a three-year, $2.9 million grant awarded by the United Health Foundation
    December 15, 2022
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    Mortality Measures During COVID-19 Continue To Reflect Deep Racial Disparities According to “America’s Health Rankings 2022 Annual Report”
    Report features key findings from the COVID-19 era, including increases in premature death and drug deaths
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    United Health Foundation Partnership Aims to Decrease Nurse Burnout and Attrition
    The United Health Foundation has announced a three-year, $3.1 million grant partnership with the American Nurses Foundation to reduce burnout with an emphasis on nurses of color and those under age 35 through implementation of the Building Blocks for Beating Burnout (B4) program.
    December 01, 2022 | 4 min Read
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    UnitedHealth Group Honors Apprenticeship Cohort Graduates
    Program aims to improve equity by diversifying our workforce to reflect the communities we serve
    November 15, 2022 | 4 min Read
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    America’s Health Rankings Reveals Continued Youth Mental Health Crisis
    Three-year grant partnership with Active Minds will address increases in youth mental health challenges revealed by the 2022 America’s Health Rankings Health of Women and Children Report.
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    Improving Prescription Drug Affordability With $0 Copays
    “High prices are a significant barrier to prescription drugs for many people, so we are using our unique capabilities to deliver savings for consumers,” said Brian Thompson, chief executive officer of UnitedHealthcare.
    July 25, 2022 | 3 min Read
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    Clinician Harnesses Technology to Improve Care and Increase Efficiency
    While participating in the Center for Clinician Advancement's Clinician Leader Executive program, Nimita Varga, clinical services manager, Optum Hospice Pharmacy Services, discovered a way to potentially improve care and increase efficiency.
    April 18, 2022 | 3 min Read
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    National Physicians Week Spotlight: Leading Change for Improved Physician Well-being
    Discover how a physician wellness training program offered by the American Academy of Family Physicians in partnership with the United Health Foundation helped two participants improve their well-being and reduce burnout in their organizations.
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    Partnership With HealthNet Expands Access to Care
    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.
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    Break The Bias: Celebrating International Women’s Day
    UnitedHealth Group joins the world in celebrating International Women’s Day and its #BreakTheBias theme for 2022.
    March 08, 2022 | 3 min Read
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    New Research Examines Benefits of High-Performing Skilled Nursing Facilities
    High-performing skilled nursing facilities could prevent 100,000 Medicare hospital readmissions per year and save $56 billion over 10 years, according to new UnitedHealth Group research.
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    Black History Month Spotlight: Leye Oyetunji Models, Spreads Joy Among Clinicians
    Learn how Leye Oyetunji models and spreads joy to support his team of pharmacy care specialists at a time many clinicians are experiencing burnout during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    February 07, 2022 | 3 min Read
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    Celebrating Black History Month
    Throughout February — and every day — we reflect, recognize and appreciate Black Americans’ role in shaping the success of our nation, our company and those we serve.
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    Optum Launches New Evidence Engine to Advance Genomics-Based Disease Detection and Treatment
    Optum Evidence Engine’s first project in partnership with Illumina.
    January 12, 2022 | 4 min Read