UnitedHealth targets underserved communities in Oklahoma with $4.5M in grants

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UnitedHealth is seeking to increase healthcare accessibility and outcomes for underserved communities in Oklahoma through $4.5 million in grants.

The funding primarily targets various groups: those with diabetes, Indigenous populations, older adults, and people experiencing trauma, food insecurity and/or isolation, according to the Sept. 9 announcement

The organization is providing a three-year, $1.8 million grant each to the Indian Health Care Resource Center of Tulsa and to the Health Alliance for the Uninsured. It will also divide $750,000 in grant money between five other nonprofit organizations. 

The move to target Oklahoma addresses the state's health disparities, where it lags in access to primary care, presence of residents without multiple chronic conditions, and fruit and vegetable consumption. 

"UnitedHealth Group is grateful for the opportunity to support organizations dedicated to helping Oklahomans live healthier lives," said Timothy Spilker, CEO of UnitedHealthcare Community & State. "These partnerships have been created to advance health equity, and to make a real and immediate impact."

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