Building Healthier Communities
How We Do It
At UnitedHealth Group, we combine our knowledge, experience and compassion – as an enterprise and as individuals – to make a meaningful difference in the communities where we live and work. Through our business as well as through our United for Giving program and the United Health Foundation, we are providing grants to local and national organizations; investing in affordable housing; making in-kind donations; participating in disaster relief; and volunteering our time and resources to important causes around the world to help provide high-quality affordable health care for everyone.
Social barriers like housing, food, transportation and education account for
of health outcomes.
Improving the Health of Underserved Communities
Research suggests that social barriers like housing, food, transportation and education — known as social determinants of health — account for 80% of health outcomes, creating disparities that disproportionately affect people of color, older adults and people with low socioeconomic status. We invest in and partner with communities nationwide to expand access to care, and connect underserved and uninsured individuals and families to community resources to help address social determinants of health such as housing and food insecurity.
The United Health Foundation
Through the targeted grant-making activities of the United Health Foundation, our not-for-profit, private foundation, we are helping cultivate the future health workforce; connecting individuals to quality care; supporting whole-person health; and providing responsive, compassionate service to seniors, the military and veterans community, moms and kids in need, the chronically ill, and vulnerable and diverse communities.
United for Giving
Our people demonstrate their conviction to helping build healthier communities by giving generously to charitable causes they care deeply about and volunteering their personal time, skills and energy to serve others.