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UnitedHealthcare Donates Hasbro’s NERF ENERGY Game Kits to Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio

UnitedHealthcare and Hasbro gave 75 children the gift of “exergaming” by donating NERF ENERGY Game Kits to Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio.

Part of a national initiative between Hasbro and UnitedHealthcare to encourage kids to increase physical activity, the kits feature Hasbro’s NERF products that are designed to encourage young people to become more active through “exergaming.”

Each kit includes a NERF ENERGY Game Band, a NERF PRO FOAM soccer ball and instructions to download the NERF ENERGY RUSH mobile game to get kids moving. As children participate in physical activity, they earn “energy points” that are tracked by the activity band, and these points turn into screen time to play the mobile game on a smartphone or tablet.

UnitedHealthcare is donating 10,000 NERF ENERGY Game Kits to elementary schools and community organizations across the country, enabling children ages six to 12 to receive the kits at no cost.

Cabanillas and Dr. Health E. Hound distributed kits to students.

United Health Foundation and Boys & Girls Club of San Antonio Host Forum for Local Military Leaders, Youth and Their Families

(from left) Angie Mock, CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio; Jeremiah Williams; Lorraine Orr, COO, Boys & Girls Clubs of America; Hailey Ivey; and Jimmie Keenan, senior vice president, enterprise clinic operations, WellMed; pose for a photo following the forum.
(from left) Angie Mock, CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio; Jeremiah Williams; Lorraine Orr, COO, Boys & Girls Clubs of America; Hailey Ivey; and Jimmie Keenan, senior vice president, enterprise clinic operations, WellMed; pose for a photo following the forum.

United Health Foundation and Boys & Girls Club of America’s (BGCA) San Antonio chapter hosted a forum on Sept. 21 to discuss unique issues facing military families and tools to help military youth build resiliency.

Retired Army Maj. Gen. Jimmie Keenan, SVP of Enterprise Clinic Operations, WellMed, highlighted the importance of the family unit and support necessary during deployment and when returning home.

During the last year, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio has participated in a pilot program developed by BGCA and United Health Foundation. Through a $1.75 million grant from United Health Foundation as part of its “Helping Build Healthier Communities” program, the organizations created Operation: Reach, an interactive online platform and mobile application focused on family wellness and resiliency for military-connected youth and teens.

Since the launch of Operation: Reach, nearly 3,000 youth across the nation have logged on and spent 4,215 hours on the app.

Boys & Girls Club of San Antonio youth Hailey Ivey (left) and Jeremiah Williams, served as emcees.
Boys & Girls Club of San Antonio youth Hailey Ivey (left) and Jeremiah Williams, served as emcees.
Boys & Girls Club of San Antonio youth play Operation: Reach.
Boys & Girls Club of San Antonio youth play Operation: Reach.

Together, UnitedHealthcare and WellMed Improve Patient Care in San Antonio

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Today, UnitedHealthcare and WellMed introduced an accountable care program in the Alamo City to improve people’s health and increase their satisfaction with their health care experience.

The joint effort – one of only two such accountable care initiatives in the San Antonio area – will focus largely on dedicating more resources to care coordination and making it easier to share important health information so that every doctor involved in a patient’s care is supporting the same treatment plan.

Through this collaboration, UnitedHealthcare and WellMed will work closely to better coordinate patient care, using shared technology, real-time data and information about emergency room visits and hospital admissions, and services designed to help patients manage chronic health conditions and encourage healthy lifestyles.

“Thousands of UnitedHealthcare plan participants turn to WellMed to receive quality, compassionate care, and with this new accountable care program we can help ensure that people receive more personalized and better connected care,” said Dave Milich, CEO of UnitedHealthcare of South Texas. “Putting more resources into how their care is coordinated, and paying their care providers based on the quality of care and health outcomes, will significantly enhance people’s ability to live healthier lives.”

For more information about UnitedHealthcare’s full spectrum of value-based initiatives, visit www.UHC.com/valuebasedcare.

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