UnitedHealthcare: Mayor Tom Barrett and UnitedHealthcare award $90,000 in grants to improve the health of Wisconsin children

MILWAUKEE (Oct. 2, 2018) – Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of
Wisconsin awarded two $45,000 grants to Meta House and United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County. The grants will support each organization’s efforts in improving the health of children in Wisconsin.

Meta House will use the grant to support health and housing services for pregnant, postpartum and parenting women in early recovery from addiction. The services are designed to support healthy birth outcomes and improve infant health. United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County will use the funds to support the Best Babies Zone initiative in the Westlawn neighborhood. The program is a partnership among the United Way, Choice Neighborhood Initiative and Milwaukee Health Department to develop new strategies to address racial disparities in infant and maternal health outcomes.

The grant announcement took place during a forum at Ascension St. Joseph in Milwaukee featuring multiple panel discussions focused on children’s health and birth outcomes. State legislators, administration officials, care providers, advocacy groups and other stakeholders are expected to attend.

About UnitedHealthcare

UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and making the health system work better for everyone by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. In the United States, UnitedHealthcare offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 1.2 million physicians and care professionals, and 6,500 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide.

The company also provides health benefits and delivers care to people through owned and operated health care facilities in South America. UnitedHealthcare is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified health care company.

For more information, visit UnitedHealthcare at www.uhc.com or follow @UHC on Twitter.

Tony Marusic
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