Committed to Caring for Mississippi

We are honored to partner with the State of Mississippi to provide Medicaid coverage to MississippiCan and Mississippi Children’s Health Insurance Plan members in all 82 counties statewide.

We work with compassion and integrity and strive to deliver high-quality equitable care to improve population health - we are committed to caring for Mississippians. 

Fostering strong relationships with our provider partners to advance healthcare in Mississippi

By providing supports and technology, implementing effective value-based care models, and listening to the feedback of our provider partners we aim to develop trust, make a meaningful impact on the healthcare delivery system and improve health outcomes for the individuals we serve. 

Deploying innovative solutions to help all Mississippians achieve their best health

As a connected part of the communities we serve, we are equipped to identify and understand the social determinants driving poor health outcomes. We are committed to partnering with local organizations to deploy innovative solutions to support better health.

Ensuring all individuals receive integrated accessible care

We work within our team, with healthcare providers and with the State of Mississippi to provide our members with access to the right care at the right time. By closing gaps in care, reducing disparities and promoting the importance of routine doctor’s visits we can directly impact population health.

Committed to building a healthier Mississippi

Our team is local to Mississippi – we live here, work here, and have a personal responsibility to help build healthier communities statewide. 

Providing critical support during the COVID-19 pandemic

Since the onset of the pandemic our team has honored their commitment to serve our members, healthcare providers and community partners across Mississippi by:

  • Donating 15,000 masks to the Community Health Center Association of Mississippi for delivery to participating federally qualified health centers statewide.
  • Investing $16,000 to provide 30,000 Mississippians with reusable cloth masks.
  • Partnering with a local small business, Cathead Distillery, to provide over 2,000 ounces of hand sanitizer to small business owners statewide as they prepared to reopen their businesses.
  • Distributing 500 blankets to StewpotJackson Reach and MUTEH homeless shelters.
  • Procuring toilet paper, paper towel and bleach for the Salvation Army and Our Daily Bread to support these critical partners in their fight against food insecurity.
  • Providing the Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center Healthy Start Program with over 820 cases of diapers and baby bibs to help stock their pantry.
  • Contributing forehead thermometers, hand sanitizers and other items to organizations and efforts supporting individuals across the state.

In addition to these efforts, the team joined a community collaborative consisting of UMMC Surgery Department, UMCC Med Students, the City of Jackson, Jackson Meals Matter Task Force, Jackson Fire Department, People’s Advocacy Institute and Strong Arms Collective in support of a community feeding program and preparation of wellness kits for families in Jackson. The kits were distributed to 250 families and included information on the CDC and FDA, access to educational materials developed by medical students, feminine hygiene products, hand sanitizer, toilet paper, deodorant, soap, and other self-care items.

Partnering to provide necessities during unprecedented winter storm

When Jackson, Mississippi faced a devastating drought due to freezing temperatures in February 2020, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Mississippi, New Horizon and New Jerusalem church came together to ensure community members were supported. The storm left thousands without running water and the teams worked together to procure bottle of water and bags of food – necessities that were in short supply.

As an expansion of the in-person distribution events, UnitedHealthcare partnered with Jackson Senator Sollie Norwood to provide homebound individuals with the same critical resources. This collaboration allowed some of the most vulnerable members of the community to stay safe in their homes while still receiving support.

 

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