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Unitedhealthcare Community Plan of Rhode Island Donates 35 Laptop Computers to Give Communities Access to Health Information

UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Rhode Island will donate 35 computers to local organizations as part of UnitedHealthcare’s Community Computers program, designed to increase computer and Internet access among underserved populations.

WARWICK, R.I. (April 15, 2013) – UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Rhode Island will donate 35 computers to local organizations as part of UnitedHealthcare’s Community Computers program, designed to increase computer and Internet access among underserved populations.

Representatives of UnitedHealthcare will partner with Providence Housing Authority to deliver refurbished laptops to the Dexter Manor computer lab which will open on April 16 at 10:30 a.m.

The donation will help to establish a computer lab offering high-speed Internet access to its clients and members of the community. The computers will also be used to assist Dexter Manor residents or their caregivers search the Internet for relevant health information, or learn about community resources.

“The PHA is delighted to be able to offer these new services to elderly and disabled residents living in Dexter Manor and is most grateful to its partners for helping make this resource possible,” said Paul Tavares, Executive Director of PHA.

The Community Computers program extends the usable life of computers by putting them in the hands of people who would otherwise be unable to afford them. The program donation included more than 600 computers in 2013 throughout the U.S. with another 1,500 computers destined for donation in 2014.

About Providence Housing Authority

The Providence Housing Authority (PHA) is home for more than 5700 residents. There are 13 public housing developments in Providence, including 6 family developments. The PHA exists to develop and maintain decent, safe, and sanitary housing, and to address the economic and social needs of residents in Rhode Island. The PHA is committed to high standards of public accountability and continuous improvement through management excellence, professional development, and customer satisfaction.

About UnitedHealthcare

UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. The company offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 800,000 physicians and care professionals, and 6,000 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. Globally, UnitedHealthcare serves more than 45 million people in health benefits and is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company.


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