UnitedHealthcare to make $500K in grant investments in Minnesota in 2023
These donations aim to help Minnesota communities expand access to care and address other factors related to social determinants of health.
It can be difficult to maintain good health when access to nutritious food is limited, and when individuals experience anxiety, depression and/or social isolation. In fact, approximately 80% of what influences a person’s health relates to these nonmedical issues, or what’s commonly referred to as social determinants of health.1
The lingering COVID-19 pandemic has caused additional social and economic challenges, which continue to exacerbate health disparities in many communities. More than a third of members screened by UnitedHealthcare for social-related needs experience at least one social determinant of health.2
To help local communities expand access to care and address these challenges, UnitedHealthcare will donate $500K in grants across Minnesota next year through its Empowering Health program to help uninsured individuals and underserved communities. These grants will help those struggling with food insecurity, social isolation, behavioral health issues, health literacy efforts and more.
Since launching its Empowering Health commitment in 2018, UnitedHealthcare has invested more than $51 million in Empowering Health grants reaching more than 8 million people through partnerships with community-based organizations in 30 states and the District of Columbia.
For more information, please contact your UnitedHealthcare representative.