UnitedHealthcare has a dedicated clinical model for children in foster care anchored in the principles of trauma-informed care and coordination:
- Includes a dedicated care management team of clinical experts who specialize in outreach to foster care members and an integrated system of medical and behavioral health services designed to address the whole-person needs of these members
- Implements telehealth services and pharmacy reviews to support the particular access and clinical needs of foster care youth and their families
Partnership with the National Foster Parent Association provides training about the foster care system and how to best assist foster parents.
In 2019, UnitedHealthcare Community & State served 55,000 foster children across 12 markets as a part of integrated plans.
Online continuing education (CEU’s) specific to children in foster care is available.
UnitedHealthcare offers unique products to serve children in foster care, including an app for transition- aged youth to plan for adulthood and store confidential documents they will need as adults to access services.
- Based on number of individuals served by the foster care system in FY 2018. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children’s Bureau. (2019). The AFCARS report: Preliminary FY 2018 estimates as of August 22, 2019. https://www.acf.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/cb/ afcarsreport26.pdf