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December 2017

UnitedHealthcare of North Texas Contributes $5,000 to Plano Families in Need

UnitedHealthcare of North Texas has contributed $5,000 to Christmas Cops, a program operated by the Plano Police Department that helps local families in need.

UnitedHealthcare’s donation will purchase healthy meals, children’s toys, jackets and other household necessities. Police officers make direct referrals to the program, often submitting families they encounter during burglary investigations, family disturbances, traffic stops and other daily service calls.

Since its inception in 1984, the program has grown to serve more than 300 local families annually, including 650 children.

UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation: Purchase a Holiday Gift and Benefit Children in Need

Give a gift that gives back this holiday season.

UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is offering inspirational children’s storybooks, joke books, games and toys with 100 percent of the proceeds funding children’s medical grants.

Gifts available through UHCCF include:

All products are available at Amazon by searching UHCCF.

Since 2007, UHCCF has awarded more than 14,000 grants totaling more than $38 million to children across the country to help pay for expenses associated with medical equipment and treatment for conditions such as cancer, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, diabetes, hearing loss, autism, cystic fibrosis, Down syndrome, ADHD, cerebral palsy and more.  

Families in need can visit www.uhccf.org to review eligibility criteria and submit an online application.

2017 America’s Health Rankings Report: Texas Among 10 States With Lowest Smoking Rates and Drug Deaths

Texas ranks well among U.S. states in smoking rates (No. 5) and drug deaths (No. 10), two categories that help rank states as part of United Health Foundation’s America’s Health Rankings® Annual Report.

The report, released today, finds Texas’ overall rank at No. 34. Another highlight for the state includes cancer deaths (No. 11). Obesity and lower number of mental health providers are listed as challenges.

Massachusetts ranks as the healthiest state in 2017 for the first time, followed by Hawaii (2), Vermont (3), Utah (4) and Connecticut (5).

To view the full report, visit AmericasHealthRankings.org.

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