Houston-area children and families received free vision screenings, vouchers for comprehensive eye exams and prescription glasses as part of a back-to-school public health event at the BakerRipley Leonel Castillo Community Center. Certified pediatric vision screeners from Prevent Blindness Texas conducted the screenings, and any child identified with the need for prescription eyewear will receive a […]
The Houston Business Journal recently named UnitedHealthcare of South Texas as one of the healthiest employers in the Houston area. The 31 companies recognized on the 2018 list were ranked according to their culture, leadership’s commitment to health, communications and marketing surrounding wellbeing initiatives, programming and interventions, and reporting.
Houston Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph and UnitedHealthcare donated weight room equipment to Fort Bend ISD’s Willowridge High School to replace items damaged by mold last summer. Joseph joined UnitedHealthcare of Texas CEO Dave Milich, school leaders and athletes at a dedication ceremony on Feb. 13. Following brief remarks, Joseph provided the kids workout tips.
UnitedHealthcare of South Texas is partnering with Youth Hope Association, a nonprofit dedicated to providing interactive programs to Houston-area pediatric hospital patients and their families. With UnitedHealthcare’s help, the organization hosts monthly themed parties at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Center, helping patients meet new friends and taking their minds off treatment. For more information, […]
On Nov. 14, UnitedHealthcare of Texas employee volunteers helped rebuild Hope Farms, an urban farm in Houston’s Sunnyside neighborhood. UHC was joined by volunteers from United Health Foundation grant recipients the University of Houston, Houston Food Bank, Recipe for Success and Give an Hour to plant citrus trees and build storm-resilient planters. During a short […]
As people affected by Hurricane Harvey begin the long process of cleaning up after the storm, UnitedHealthcare of Texas offers the following advice to remain safe and healthy: Mental Health Floods can have an immediate and long-term impact on people’s mental health. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is possible, as are strained interpersonal relationships, increased […]
Houston Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph and UnitedHealthcare have teamed up to provide new playground equipment for special-needs students at Houston Independent School District’s T.H. Rogers School. UnitedHealthcare donated $11,000 to Joseph’s Dreambuilders program, which is part of a national non-profit organization that works with pro athletes across the country to help kids receive the items, […]
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 […]
United Health Foundation has partnered with Recipe for Success, a Houston-based non-profit committed to combatting childhood obesity, and Hope Farms in Sunnyside, a 7-acre property with potential to generate more than 100,000 pounds of produce annually. Through a new $675,000, three-year grant, the partnership will improve access to fresh, healthy food in underserved South Houston […]
On September 16, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas hosted a baby shower for Houston-area expectant moms, new mothers and their families. Upwards of 60 people were showered with refreshments, raffles, gift bags and prizes at Neighborhood Centers-Baker Ripley. UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas also introduced the audience to Baby Blocks, its free online wellness-incentive program […]