Nationwide, behavioral and mental health challenges are rising and have been exacerbated by COVID-19. In Washington state, the mental and behavioral health needs of children and adults are an increasing concern.
During a recent virtual policy briefing hosted by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), Dr. Rhonda Randall, chief medical officer for UnitedHealthcare Employer and Individual, discussed how UnitedHealth Group is taking action to help advance health equity.
Widespread health disparities persisted across racial, ethnic, gender, geographic and educational lines before the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the United Health Foundation’s inaugural America’s Health Rankings Health Disparities Report.
A $3 million grant to Valle del Sol Community Health, a federally qualified health center in the greater Phoenix area, will support the purchase of three mobile medical units and fund three mobile care teams to reach thousands of young people with coordinated primary and behavioral health care.
Even prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. seniors were facing increased mental health challenges including increased drug deaths, suicide and frequent mental distress, according to a new report released today by America’s Health Rankings®.
UnitedHealth Group provided a $500,000 grant to the Neighbors United Funding Collaborative to help St. Paul, Minnesota businesses — such as Lloyd’s Pharmacy in the Hamline-Midway neighborhood — reopen, rebuild and in some cases relocate following civil unrest last summer.
A $1 million grant to Minnesota Community Care supports the use of mobile health teams and school-based clinics to serve underserved youth in St. Paul with primary care, mental health support, social work services and pharmacy services during the pandemic, among several other programs.
The mortality rate for expectant Black mothers in America is twice as high as white mothers, according to America’s Health Rankings data. This is one of the widest disparities in women’s health, according to the report, but there are many more.
UnitedHealth Group partnered with the Lake Street Council last summer to establish a $1 million Healthy Lake Street fund to ensure core health and medical services on Lake Street damaged in the aftermath of civil unrest in Minneapolis can continue to serve members of the community.
To help improve access to treatment and better understand monoclonal antibodies, UnitedHealth Group and its research unit, OptumLabs, are taking a multifaceted approach toward this promising form of therapy.
At a virtual event on the future of health care hosted by Axios, UnitedHealth Group’s Dr. Deneen Vojta discussed how the COVID-19 pandemic has redefined consumers’ expectations with the health care system and how the company is responding to meet those needs.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.