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United Health Foundation Support Fuels Medical School Charter Graduation

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The first cohort of students of the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) graduated on May 7, 2021. The United Health Foundation was an early supporter, with a $3 million grant in 2016 that led to an innovative, new curriculum at the school. The grant partnership was created in response to a critical shortage of physicians in the state, and in primary care medicine, specifically.

OptumHealth CEO Discusses Solutions to Improve Health Care Affordability

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In the United States, the cost of care is continuing to rise. 43% of working-age adults did not have stable health insurance coverage last year, and 25% of adults with "adequate coverage" reported trouble paying medical bills in 2020, according to the Commonwealth Fund.

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.

Expanding Access to Maternal Health Care in Nevada

Every mom deserves the highest-quality prenatal care. But many underserved pregnant women don’t have access to the care they need.
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Our Commitment

The United Health Foundation has committed a $2.6 million grant to Touro University Nevada (Touro) to improve access to high-quality prenatal care for approximately 1,700 underserved and homeless women in southern Nevada.

Funding will also be applied to initiatives that reduce maternal health disparities and grow the state’s OB-GYN and family medicine physician workforce.

How the Partnership Works

Prenatal Care

New Collaboration Targets Urgent Health Challenges in Colorado

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UnitedHealth Group’s Rocky Mountain Health Plans has announced a $30 million commitment to address important health issues in Colorado. Funds will be used for youth mental health support services which, according to America’s Health Rankings, has been identified as a need in the state. In addition, funds will be invested in education to help grow and diversify the future health workforce.

Healthy Lake Street Fund Helps Businesses, Nonprofits Rebuild in Minneapolis

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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. The Lake Street Council is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization which engages, serves and advocates for the Lake Street community in Minneapolis to ensure the vitality and prosperity of the commercial corridor.

OptumLabs Chief Physician Executive Discusses Solutions to Enhance the Health Care Experience

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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.

Vojta, who is chief physician executive for OptumLabs and executive vice president of Research & Development at UnitedHealth Group, highlighted opportunities to enhance the health care experience, sharing lessons learned from the past year.

Women's History Month: Passion Meets Purpose

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Watch a video on how Andrea Deanovic Schmidt launched an innovative program to help living organ donors — and let her story inspire you to pursue your passions, overcome obstacles and maybe even make history, too. 

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Watch a video on how Andrea Deanovic Schmidt launched an innovative program to help living organ donors — and let her story inspire you to pursue your passions, overcome obstacles and maybe even make history, too. 

Restoring America's Health Is Bigger Than COVID

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The state of American health was precarious before COVID-19 — with high rates of chronic conditions, heart disease, obesity and behavioral health issues — and is at risk of deteriorating further. 

Washington Diversity Council Highlights Leadership Excellence at 2016 Washington Diversity & Leadership Conference

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SEATTLE, October 20, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The Washington Diversity Council will be hosting the 2016 Washington Diversity and Leadership Conference on November 17, 2016 at the Renaissance Seattle Hotel. The conference will feature multiple speakers presenting on a variety of topics. In addition, business leaders will be recognized with a series of awards highlighting their commitment to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. This year’s theme is “Diversity: Driving Business Forward.”

[VIDEO] Benevity User Conference 2016: Cora McNeil, UnitedHealth Group on Employee Engagement

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Recently in San Diego, business leaders from the U.S. and Canada gathered at Benevity's Goodness Matters User Conference to discuss the future of corporate philanthropy.

In this video filmed at the conference, Benevity client Cora McNeil, Senior Program Manager in the Office of Social Responsibility at UnitedHealth Group, describes how to engage employees in giving and volunteering initiatives that enhance their overall health.

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