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12/5/2019 America’s Health Rankings 2019 Annual Report Marks 30 Years of Public Health Progress and Challenges

Today, the United Health Foundation released the 2019 America’s Health Rankings® Annual Report, which highlights health trends from the past three decades as well as from the past year.

12/5/2019 America’s Health Rankings Reveals Progress and Ongoing Challenges

Today, the United Health Foundation released the 2019 America’s Health Rankings® Annual Report – the 30th edition of the report.

10/29/2019 New UnitedHealthcare Benefit for Low Back Pain Helps Reduce Invasive Procedures and Address the Opioid Epidemic

UnitedHealthcare has introduced a new benefit for people with acute low back pain that makes it more affordable to access physical therapy and chiropractic care, helping to improve health outcomes, reduce costs and avoid often unnecessary invasive treatments and opioid prescriptions.

10/3/2019 Behind the Data: Flu Vaccination Rates for Women Rose, According to America’s Health Rankings

Nearly 1.3 million more women ages 18-44 received the flu vaccine since 2016, an increase of 5%, according to the United Health Foundation’s 2019 America’s Health Rankings Health of Women and Children Report.

10/1/2019 Harvard Study Finds Value-Based Care Has a Third Critical Dimension

Value-based care is a proven strategy for improving quality of care at lower cost – and is an approach UnitedHealth Group has supported for years. Now, two Harvard researchers have identified a third dimension to achieving value-based care – what they call “infrastructure support.”

9/26/2019 Survey: More Americans Turn to Technology for Health Information, with a Record Number Now Comparison Shopping for Care

Many Americans want technology – such as artificial intelligence – to help make health care decisions, and a record number say they have used the internet and mobile apps to comparison shop for care, according to a new UnitedHealthcare survey.

9/25/2019 High-Value Physicians Could Save Over $286 Billion in Medicare Costs

Health care spending in the United States is expected to nearly double between 2017 and 2027, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

9/17/2019 America’s Health Rankings Health of Women and Children Report Shows Nationwide Increase in Teen Suicide and Child Mortality

Teen suicide and child mortality rates have increased sharply since the 2016 Report, according to the United Health Foundation’s 2019 America’s Health Rankings® Health of Women and Children Report.

9/9/2019 Reducing Specialty Drug Costs

Administering specialty drugs in physician offices and patients’ homes instead of hospital outpatient settings can improve care and reduce costs by $4 billion each year.

10th annual wellness in the workplace
8/21/2019 More than Twice as Many Employers than 10 Years Ago are Planning to Increase Investments in Employee Health and Wellness, Optum Study Shows

More than 80% of employers said they are planning to increase their health and wellness budgets this year, more than double compared to 2009 (34%), according to the 10th annual Optum Wellness in the Workplace study.