UnitedHealthcare has a proven track record of partnering with Kentucky community organizations to benefit the commonwealth and its citizens. Consistent with our mission of helping people live healthier lives, we are committed to partnering with local community organizations with the goal of expanding their reach and impact to break the cycle of poverty and poor health. 

UnitedHealthcare believes in collaborating and partnering with the commonwealth and has invested more than $3M in community programs over the past three years. During that time, we have dedicated time and funds to improve health outcomes for many underserved populations, including:

  • Donating $100,000 to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to support a partnership to strengthen the Appalachian investment ecosystem with a focus on addressing unemployment in Appalachia.
  • Acting as the catalyst and sole sponsor for a partnership with Kentucky Youth Advocates. Through these efforts, we worked with local communities and the state to reduce the number of kids in foster care by 25% by 2025. We also made an investment of $93,000 in the Goodwill RISE program, which provides job training to individuals who are cycling in and out of the criminal justice system.
  • Supporting programs and partnerships to address disease-specific conditions that are impacting Kentucky citizens, including a 1M United Health Foundation grant to the University of Kentucky’s College of Dentistry to launch its Eradicate Oral Cancer in Eastern Kentucky project. The three-year project awarded $930,000 in grants to implement telehealth technology capabilities that will provide improved access to mental health services for more than 3,000 children in eastern Kentucky. 
  • Investing in and partnering with the UK Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center and UK Regional Extension Center to provide diabetes workshops in rural Kentucky. 

We are committed to helping Kentuckians live healthier lives. By putting high-quality care and the needs of our members first, we can improve health outcomes across the state.

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Get more information about some of our work at the links below:


Easing the Transportation Burden for Behavioral Health

For individuals with a mental health or substance abuse disorder, getting the necessary treatment and recovery support can be challenging if you don’t have access to reliable transportation.  UnitedHealthcare provided a $10,000 grant to Calvary Christian Church to support their transportation program.

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Goodwill is Helping People Get Back to Work in Louisville

RISE (Reintegrating Individuals Successfully Everyday) is a Goodwill program that provides job-finding assistance to people in the greater Louisville area who are eligible for Medicaid or have been incarcerated. It recently received a $90,000 grant from UnitedHealthcare to expand its work. 

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Kentucky Communities Address Out-of-Home Care Crisis for Children 

In Kentucky, 10,000 children are in the foster care system. Kentucky Youth Advocates hosted several community conversations to discuss data-driven, solution-focused research on foster care and family well-being across the Bluegrass State with the support of an initial $35,000 grant from UnitedHealthcare.

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UnitedHealthcare donates PPE to clinics and health centers 

Kentucky Primary Care Association coordinated the distribution of 10,000 surgical masks to its providers through a UnitedHealthcare donation. 

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UnitedHealthcare Partners with Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center to Push Diabetes Awareness 

A strategic partnership is implementing programs to help move the needle on improving health outcomes related to Diabetes in rural areas of Kentucky.

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UnitedHealthcare Provides Grant to Support Strive Program 

UnitedHealthcare and Hazard Community and Technical College partner to provide students an opportunity to earn college credits and complete a paid internship to introduce them to the health care field and bring that knowledge back to their rural communities. 

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