What We Do

Building & Shaping the Health Workforce

How We Do It

UnitedHealth Group is helping build and shape the health workforce with initiatives that advance a diverse workforce, invest in the need for more data scientists, revitalize primary care and improve existing workforce capacity.

United Health Foundation
Diverse Scholars Initiative

Building & Shaping the Health Workforce

Advancing a Diverse Health Workforce

A diverse health workforce that reflects today’s society can deliver more personalized, culturally competent care. UnitedHealth Group has a long-standing commitment to advancing a more diverse health workforce.

In 2022, the United Health Foundation, the philanthropic foundation of UnitedHealth Group, announced a $100 million commitment over 10 years that will create opportunities for 10,000 underrepresented clinical professionals. Through philanthropic programs and partnerships, the United Health Foundation will provide scholarships and support for 5,000 future clinicians, and financial support to 5,000 health care professionals.

Through the Diverse Scholars Initiative, the United Health Foundation also works to create a more relevant health workforce, particularly in underserved communities, by increasing the number of primary care physicians equipped to deliver personalized, culturally competent care. Since the program launched in 2007, the United Health Foundation has funded nearly 3,000 scholarships for diverse undergraduate and graduate students.


Introducing Bioinformatics in the Classroom

This summer, Harris-Stowe State University offered its first bioinformatics boot camp to introduce students to this field of study. During the two weeks of training at the HSSU boot camp, students explored how bioinformatics touches the fields of interest to them. “Many students came into our boot camp with no idea what bioinformatics was and now several are actively looking into internships, further training, and jobs in the field,” said Dr. Carmel Martin-Fairey, a faculty leader.

Center for Clinician Advancement

Licensed clinicians
Nurses • Pharmacists • Social workers • Advanced practice clinicians • Physicians • Behavioral health clinicians • Pharmacy technicians

Building & Shaping the Health Workforce

Supporting Clinician Development With the Center for Clinician Advancement

In today’s increasingly complex health care environment, UnitedHealth Group’s clinicians must navigate the demands of a swiftly evolving health system.

The company’s Center for Clinician Advancement provides programs that help develop clinicians and provide career advancement opportunities. Created in 2008, the Center now serves 59,000 licensed clinicians across UnitedHealth Group, including nurses, pharmacists, social workers, advanced practice clinicians, physicians, behavioral health clinicians, pharmacy technicians and others with clinical backgrounds.