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 Don Langer, CEO, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas (center right) and employee volunteers present a $5,000 grant to Heather Patrick, CEO, Prevent Blindness Texas (center left).

Houston Kids Receive Free Vision Screenings, Eye Exams and Prescription Glasses at Back-to-School Event

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 […]

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UnitedHealthcare of Texas regional director of marketing Carl McGowan (center) accepts the Houston Business Journal award at a recent reception.

UnitedHealthcare of South Texas is One of Houston’s Healthiest Employers

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.

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(From left) Fort Bend Willowridge head football coach Richard Lazarou, Houston Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph, UnitedHealthcare of Texas CEO Dave Milich and Fort Bend Willowridge High School principal Terence Hayden pose in front of the weight room equipment Joseph and UnitedHealthcare donated to the school.

Houston Texans Johnathan Joseph and UnitedHealthcare Donate Weight Room Equipment to Fort Bend Willowridge

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.

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UnitedHealthcare Partners with Youth Hope Association to Help Young Texans Fighting Cancer

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, […]

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UnitedHealthcare of Texas and United Health Foundation Philanthropic Partners Help Rebuild Houston

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 […]

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Hurricane Harvey Recovery Public Health Safety Tips

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 […]

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(from left) UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas COO Jillian Hamblin, Houston Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph, T.H. Rogers School Principal Dave Muzyka, and UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas Executive Director Rudy Guerra pose with UnitedHealthcare’s donation to T.H. Rogers School.

UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas and Houston Texans’ Johnathan Joseph Team Up for Special-Needs Students

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, […]

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(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 […]

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UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas CEO Don Langer addresses the audience at the Jan. 28 grant announcement.

United Health Foundation Unveils New Partnership to Improve Access to Healthy Food in Houston

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 […]

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UnitedHealthcare Hosts Community Baby Shower in 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 […]

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