New Mexico Organizations Improving Community Health Receive Over $1.1 Million From UnitedHealthcare To Expand Programs
, 2022-12-16 08:07:36,
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The investment addresses food and housing security, education and training, maternity care, rural care and behavioral health.
ALBUQUERQUE, NM–(BUSINESS WIRE)–UnitedHealthcare today announced an investment of more than $1.1 million to organizations and initiatives focused on addressing the social determinants of health by expanding access to care and improving equity in health in urban and border communities of New Mexico. This investment includes more than $380,000 in previously announced grants to support maternity care, food and housing security, and behavioral health.
“Community solutions are critical to addressing the social determinants of health and improving the health of all New Mexicans,” said Drew Peterson, CEO of UnitedHealthcare Community & State of New Mexico. “Through this investment, we are able to help community needs across the state, including behavioral health, food and housing security, and rural care.”
The following investments are addressing the state’s critical health disparities in five key areas:
1. Food and housing security ($337,585)
Up to 80% of a person’s health is based on factors outside of the doctor’s office.1. New Mexico ranks seventh in food insecurity rates between all states.
2. Education and Training ($279,500)
Education and training for current and future care providers is critical to addressing the social determinants of…
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