Every year at the National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD) Annual Conference, UnitedHealthcare Community and State focuses our engagement around a particular topic. This year at NAMD we’ll be introducing UnitedHealthcare CatalystTM , which is a community health initiative. It was established to help achieve health equity — one community at a time. The initiative convenes and powers cross-sector collaboratives in communities across the country. Each collaborative uses data to identify a community health issue to focus its efforts on. They then establish a plan of action with measurable goals and clear responsibilities for each member organization.
This is not a typical, short-term commitment. Every Catalyst collaborative is built from the ground up to create lasting local relationships and enduring change at a community level. When it comes to substantively improving community health, we know that top-down, off-the shelf approaches don’t work. That’s why we’re creating real change by investing in relationships, establishing long-term commitments, and partnering at a community level. Because the next chapter in health care is written from the ground up. Learn more in this video.
We also use our booth as an opportunity to participate in a community service project. This year we’re collecting socks at our booth for several local organizations. Socks are one of the most needed items, but also among one of the least donated. If you’re attending the conference in-person please bring new socks & drop them off at our booth (#27 and #28) during exhibit hours, starting during the opening reception on Sunday, November 14, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm ET. Hear more from UnitedHealthcare Community & State Chief Executive Officer Tim Spilker on our collection drive.
We will also be doing a ‘Gratitude & Positivity’ card-making event at our booth during the opening reception.
We look forward to seeing you in-person or virtually at NAMD Annual Conference.