UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) today unveiled a new Web site dedicated to social responsibility. The new Web site features UnitedHealth GroupÂ™s social responsibility commitment to preventing disease and promoting health, addressing racial and social disparities in health care, improving medical knowledge, encouraging volunteerism, and fostering corporate citizenship. The site builds on last yearÂ™s inaugural social responsibility report and continues the companyÂ™s commitment to accountability and transparency in all that it does.
The site is uniquely designed to allow visitors to take a social responsibility journey and interact with the content. Stories of individuals come to life and illustrate the activities that UnitedHealth Group supports in the communities where they live and work. Over time, this interactive platform will further connect people with ways to help others in their communities.
We are committed to a powerful idea Â“ that accessible, affordable and quality health care should be available to everyone. We are constantly searching for creative ways to help ensure that the health care system is working well for everyone in our global community. Every day, we are engaged with communities, individuals, families and employers to promote healthy living, prevent disease and improve the quality and effectiveness of care, said Jeannine Rivet, executive vice president, UnitedHealth Group.
The 2007 Social Responsibility Report is available to download from the site. This comprehensive report highlights UnitedHealth GroupÂ™s social responsibility activities in health, education, and community service. During a single month in 2007, more than 4,500 employees gave back to their communities through 139 company-sponsored volunteer projects. In addition to time, employees donated nearly $5 million and, with a match from UnitedHealth Group, more than $9 million was raised for charitable causes.
Many of the companyÂ™s social responsibility goals revolve around the belief that community life and behavior affects the sorts of choices that determine whether people become ill, how they receive care and whether health improves. UnitedHealth Group encourages healthy lifestyles and provides information that individuals need to prevent disease and illness from occurring in the first place.
For additional information on UnitedHealth GroupÂ™s social responsibility programs, news, and stories, please visit www.unitedforhealthiercommunities.com. The company also launched a new corporate site, accessible at www.unitedhealthgroup.com.
About UnitedHealth Group
UnitedHealth Group is a diversified health and well-being company dedicated to making health care work better. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., UnitedHealth Group offers a broad spectrum of products and services through seven operating businesses: UnitedHealthcare, Ovations, AmeriChoice, Uniprise, OptumHealth, Ingenix and Prescription Solutions. Through its family of businesses, UnitedHealth Group serves more than 70 million individuals nationwide.
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