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UHC Empowering Healthcare

UHC Empowering Healthcare
Posted at 12:51 PM, Sep 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-03 12:51:39-04

Navigating health care today is about so much more than just medical care — 80% of what influences a person’s health has nothing to do with clinical care.

UnitedHealthcare recently awarded more than $11 million in Empowering Health grants across the country, including $2.25 million in the Mid-Atlantic region and $555,000 to a number of organizations in Maryland. Joining us to discuss this is Joe Ochipinti, the CEO for UnitedHealthcare of the Mid-Atlantic region.

The organizations in Maryland receiving grants are:

  • Maryland Food Bank – $255,000 to increase education about the Supporting Wellness at Pantries nutrition program.
  • CASA – $150,000 to support COVID-19 vaccine and health education outreach within immigrant, Latino and working-class communities.
  • Springboard Community Services – $95,000 to support public campaigns that normalize mental health services.
  • Community Crisis Services – $55,000 to provide mental health first-aid training to first responders and other community members.

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