UnitedHealthcare Awards $1.95 Million in Grants to Wisconsin Community Organizations to Address Social Determinants of Health

UnitedHealthcare has awarded $1.95 million in grants to local
organizations that are expanding social services to address some of
Wisconsin’s key social determinants of health, like food security.

Grant recipients include:

UnitedHealthcare has long been a proponent of addressing barriers that
prevent individuals and families from focusing on their health and
wellness. Issues such as food insecurity, a lack of access to basic
preventive health screenings, social isolation, financial instability
and homelessness all play a role in health and wellness.

“For many people, it’s not just genetic code that plays a role in their
health status; it’s a full range of social factors,” said Ellen Sexton,
CEO, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Wisconsin. “It’s difficult for
people to improve their health, build primary-care relationships and
address preventive health care needs if they can’t feed their families
or don’t have stable housing. We understand the vital need for
communities to address the social determinants of health that affect
people’s health and quality of life.”

In addition to UnitedHealthcare’s support in Wisconsin and related
efforts in Arizona, Texas, Missouri and Louisiana, the company has
launched community initiatives and participated in numerous
public-private partnerships nationwide to address social determinants of
health. Since 2011, UnitedHealthcare has invested more than $350 million
to help finance and build 54 affordable-housing communities in Wisconsin
and 13 other states, creating more than 2,700 new homes for individuals
and families. The United Health Foundation has committed more than $3.5
million in philanthropic grants in Wisconsin since 2017.

On July 25, to celebrate and support the new initiatives, hundreds of
UnitedHealthcare employee volunteers will participate in a day of
service sorting, packing and loading fresh food at four different
Feeding Wisconsin food banks across the state.

About UnitedHealthcareUnitedHealthcare is dedicated to
helping people live healthier lives and making the health system work
better for everyone by simplifying the health care experience, meeting
consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships
with care providers. In the United States, UnitedHealthcare offers the
full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers, and
Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more
than 1.2 million physicians and care professionals, and 6,500 hospitals
and other care facilities nationwide. The company also provides health
benefits and delivers care to people through owned and operated health
care facilities in South America. UnitedHealthcare is one of the
businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified health care
company. For more information, visit UnitedHealthcare at www.uhc.com
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