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UCare: UCare Foundation awards more than $2M to improve community health across Minnesota

The UCare Foundation has awarded more than 25 grants throughout Minnesota for health improvement initiatives benefitting underserved populations. The grants fund programs addressing prevailing health disparities in the state; they also provide needed resources for counties and providers. The UCare foundation is a community-directed initiative of UCare focused on supporting innovative services, education, community outreach ...
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Children’s Minnesota awarded $75,000 grant from UCare to support health equity initiatives

EXCERPT: “Children’s Minnesota was awarded a $75,000 grant from UCare, a Twin Cities-based health plan, to support health equity programs designed to advance intercultural awareness among employees and further cultivate community relationships. ‘We are extremely grateful for the generous grant from UCare to bolster our efforts to provide equitable care to our patients and families,’ said Marc Gorelick, MD, president and ...
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KARE-TV: Give something personal. Donate blood at KARE 11.

EXCERPT: “Blood supplies tend to fall to critically low levels during the holidays. Yet medical conditions and emergencies that require blood don’t stop. Donated blood is needed for babies in the intensive care unit, accident and burn survivors, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer or sickle cell disease. ...
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UCare promotes Amy Christensen to lead Clinical Services

UCare, an independent, community-based health plan, has promoted Amy Christensen, RN, BSN, PHN, to Vice President of Clinical Services. Christensen started her career at UCare in 2009 as a Disease Management Complex Care Nurse before advancing to manager roles in quality improvement, performance analytics and clinical services. Most recently, she was a Clinical Services Director ...
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UCare introduces new 2020 Medicare benefits

EXCERPT: “UCare’s market-leading Medicare Advantage plans will be enhanced with several new benefits in 2020. UCare, a community-based, nonprofit health plan, currently has the highest Medicare Advantage enrollment – over 105,000 members – across Minnesota. The plan also offers EssentiaCare partner plans in Bayfield, Douglas and Washburn counties in Wisconsin. Every year UCare evaluates opportunities ...
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The UCare Stretch & Stroll is Thursday, Aug. 29, at the Minnesota State Fair

EXCERPT: “The UCare Stretch & Stroll was first introduced at the Fair in 2003. It has become a popular and annual State Fair tradition. The event helps participants learn the importance of incorporating health and fitness activities into their daily routines. Park activities include Ask a Doc in the morning, Ask a Pharmacist in the ...
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UCare enhances diabetes pharmacy benefit with insulin cap

This week, UCare, an independent, nonprofit health plan, filed its final 2020 MNsure Individual and Family plan benefits and rates with the Minnesota Department of Commerce. The filing provides members who have diabetes with financial relief through a $25 cap on monthly insulin costs, effective Jan. 1, 2020. Rounding out UCare’s suite of diabetes services, ...
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Rochester Post Bulletin: UCare program aids GED studies in Mower County

EXCERPT: “UCare members in Mower County who are looking to finish their General Education Development degree might be eligible for a pilot program that will help them reach that goal. UCare, an independent, nonprofit health plan — has partnered with GEDWorks to provide people with MinnesotaCare of Families and Children (Medical Assistance) programs the materials they need ...
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UCare hires Jennifer J. Garber, LICSW, to lead its Behavioral Health Services

UCare, an independent, nonprofit health plan, has appointed Jennifer J. Garber as Associate Vice President of Behavioral Health Services. Garber will lead this newly invigorated department in attainment of UCare’s behavioral health strategic goals for all Medicare, Medicaid and Individual & Family Plan members. She will drive the organization’s vision to be a leader in ...
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KARE-TV: Get your kid’s helmets checked at KARE 11

EXCERPT: “KARE 11 is hosting the Health Fair 11 Bike Helmet Clinic on Saturday, May 11 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Parents are invited to bring their children (ages 4 – 14) and their current bike helmets. Experts with the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance will check helmet fits and talk with the children about why they need to ...