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December 2016

UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation: Help Two Children with One Donation This Holiday Season

A child opens a UHCCF Grins to Go™ bag.
A child opens a UHCCF Grins to Go™ bag.

The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is providing a convenient way to buy gifts for children in need this holiday season.

The UHCCF Grins² program is designed to help families currently facing medical difficulties at children’s hospitals or Ronald McDonald Houses. When you purchase and donate a Grins to Go bag filled with amusing gifts and activities that will inspire any child, or an Oliver™ plush bear, one child receives a dose of happiness while another child will be impacted through a UHCCF medical grant. Grants are made possible by the proceeds raised by those who donate these gifts through corporate giving or personal donations.

Visit the Grins² program page to make a difference today! A list of children’s hospitals and Ronald McDonald houses in Texas is located under the “Central Region” tab.

Texas Ranks 33rd According to 2016 America’s Health Rankings® Annual Report

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In the country’s annual health checkup, this year Texas moved up one spot to 33, compared with other states, according to United Health Foundation’s America’s Health Rankings® Annual Report.

Hawaii ranks as the healthiest state in 2016 for the fifth straight year, followed by Massachusetts (2), Connecticut (3), Minnesota (4) and Vermont (5).

The health of Texas and the United States is at a crossroads. Nationally, long-term improvements against public health challenges like smoking and preventable hospitalizations were indicated.  

Texas reports a low rate of drug deaths compared to the national average, but a high prevalence of obesity and diabetes signal a troubling trend.    

To view the report in its entirety, visit AmericasHealthRankings.org.

 

UnitedHealthcare Sponsors Dallas Cowboys’ Visits to Texas Children’s Hospitals

Photo credit: Dallas Cowboys
Photo credit: Dallas Cowboys

The Dallas Cowboys made their annual visits to area children’s hospitals earlier this week to spend time with patients seeking treatment through the holiday season. The events, presented by UnitedHealthcare, divided the team into groups, with players and cheerleaders simultaneously visiting Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas, Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, Children’s Health Children’s Medical Center Dallas and Medical City Children’s Hospital.

Under the guidance of Gene Jones, the entire Cowboys team has conducted annual holiday visits to local children’s hospitals for the past 28 years. Each child receives a “game sock” loaded with goodies from the Dallas Cowboys and a special toy provided by the UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation.

Photo credit: Dallas Cowboys
Photo credit: Dallas Cowboys
Photo credit: Dallas Cowboys
Photo credit: Dallas Cowboys
Photo credit: Dallas Cowboys
Photo credit: Dallas Cowboys
Photo credit: Dallas Cowboys
Photo credit: Dallas Cowboys

 

 

 

 

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