Archive | March, 2017

(from left) Daniel O’Connor, fellow, UH HEALTH Research Institute; Dr. Salil Deshpande, chief medical officer, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas; Renu Khator, president, University of Houston; Dwight Boykins, Houston City Council, District D; and Ezemenari Obasi, director, UH HEALTH Research Institute, announced United Health Foundation’s grant to the University of Houston to fight obesity and Type-2 diabetes on March 29, 2017.

United Health Foundation Announces New Partnership with University of Houston to Fight Obesity and Diabetes in Houston’s Third Ward

A United Health Foundation grant to the University of Houston HEALTH Research Institute will support obesity and Type-2 diabetes prevention and treatment in Houston’s Third Ward and East End. The new partnership, called Preventing and Treating Obesity in Underserved Communities in Houston (TOUCH), brings together an integrated network of partners and resources including University of […]

Continue Reading
The Texas Legends honored UnitedHealthcare of North Texas CEO Scott Flannery (center left, holding plaque) and Vice President of Account Management, Texas Small Business Cindy Goodman (center right, holding plaque) during a pre-tip off ceremony on March 9.

UnitedHealthcare Partners with the Texas Legends to Tackle Childhood Obesity in North Texas

The Frisco-based, NBA Developmental League Texas Legends recently honored UnitedHealthcare of North Texas for its commitment to slow the growing childhood obesity trend. For seven years, UnitedHealthcare has partnered with the team through a “Get Fit” initiative. The season-long wellness program challenges North Texas children to log weekly activities and adopt healthy eating habits. The […]

Continue Reading
Mike Baker, Vice President of Consumer Services for UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement, cuts the ribbon at the grand opening of the newly renovated UnitedHealthcare Customer Service Center in Irving on February 17.

UnitedHealthcare Customer Service Center in Irving is Renovated to Include First-Rate Employee Amenities

UnitedHealthcare’s Customer Service Center in Irving recently underwent a $5 million renovation.   It now features larger workstations with sit/stand desks for when employees need to stretch their legs. The building is also equipped with a fitness room, an outdoor picnic area and an employee recreation room to serve as a decompression space. Currently, more […]

Continue Reading
Stock Photo

Texas Earns a High Grade for Managing Children’s Dental Health

According to a recent survey by the Pew Center on the States, only half of the 50 U.S. states—including Texas—earned grades of “A” or “B” for managing children’s oral health. Grades were based on key measures such as optimally fluoridated water and availability of school-based dental programs. Tooth decay is largely preventable, yet it ranks […]

Continue Reading