Health

Innovative Community Health Worker Model Improves Outcomes for High-Risk PatientsRead More

Nancy Brune

March 6th, 2014 -

A recent study found that an innovative peer support program improves access to care and quality of communication while reducing repeat hospitalizations, which can reduce costs. Experts at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have developed an effective and innovative program using trained lay community health workers to improve a range…

Outside the Box: Insurance companies in housing?Read More

Nancy Brune

March 5th, 2014 -

Joining a growing number of businesses focused on mission-related investing, UnitedHealth Group, the nation’s largest medical insurer, has recently invested $150 million to build low-income housing in a dozen states. UnitedHealth’s big push into housing isn’t charity, although the investment also brings financial benefits (in the form of tax credits). National studies show that individuals…

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