News and events to support Veteran health

November 17, 2017 | Report

2017 Report: Health of Women Who Have Served

Women who have served in the U.S. military are more likely than those who have not served to report being in very good or excellent health. Despite their self-reporting, women who have served have higher rates of several chronic conditions than their civilian counterparts. They are also more likely to face mental health challenges. Read the report from the UnitedHealth Foundation and the Military Officers Association of America.

October 10, 2017 | Press Release

Military Health System beneficiaries to receive Global Nurse Advice Line services from Optum

Optum will operate the Military Health System’s worldwide Nurse Advice Line, serving more than 9 million military service members, retirees and their families. The new Global Nurse Advice Line expands geographical coverage and enhances communication channels to include web chat and video teleconferencing.  Read more.

September 20, 2017 | Press Release

With support from UnitedHealth Group, Veterans East provides Veterans with affordable housing, health services, education and job training

UnitedHealth Group provided $5.2 million in funding for Veterans East, a 100-unit apartment community in Minneapolis for military Veterans struggling with homelessness.  Read more.

August 29, 2017 | Press Release

UnitedHealthcare, Optum and UnitedHealth Group Donate $1 million to Texas communities devastated by Hurricane Harvey

The company is working with key officials and stakeholders in Texas to determine how the funds can most effectively support relief efforts. In addition, the company is pledging a 2:1 match for employee donations toward disaster-relief efforts, as well as providing incentives and support to those who volunteer. Read more.

August 21, 2017 | Press Release

Project hero announces multi-million dollar partnership with Optum

Optum has made a multi-million dollar partnership commitment to support Project Hero’s efforts to help veterans and first responders affected by PTSD and traumatic brain injuries over the next year.  Read more

July 31, 2017 | Press Release

Ret. Army Lt. Gen. Patty Horoho joins Optum

Former Army Surgeon General Patty Horoho has joined the company to bring together and align Optum's extensive capabilities to better support and deliver innovative solutions that meet the health needs of active-duty service members, Veterans and their families.  Read more

July 26, 2017 | Event

Optum introduces OptumIQ™ at Data in Focus event

OptumIQ™ powers intelligence across the health care system and is infused into all our products and services. It represents our unique combination of data, analytics and health care expertise. Learn more

June 21, 2017 | Article

UnitedHealth Group recognized by The Civic 50 as a top community-minded company

UnitedHealth Group was recognized – for the fifth consecutive year – by The Civic 50 as one of the most community-minded companies in the United States. Read more

June 15, 2017 | Article

VA awards contracts to LHI to provide medical exams for Veterans seeking disability benefits

Under the contracts, LHI – an Optum company – will assist the VA by providing medical disability examinations to Veterans in 41 states. Read more

May 18, 2017 | Article

VA’s annual Brain Trust summit offers platform for innovations in brain health and head trauma

From a software platform for traumatic brain injury to a virtual reality device that assists Veterans with behavioral health issues, 15 competitors pitched a diversity of ideas during demo day at the Brain Trust: Pathways to InnoVAtion Summit, hosted by VA on May 18 in Boston. Read more

December 20, 2016 | Article

UnitedHealth Group was named a “2017 Top 100 Military Friendly Employer” by Victory Media

This annual list distinguishes the top 2% of eligible employers with the strongest job opportunities and retention programs for transitioning service members. Search careers

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