UnitedHealth Group puts $10M behind SDOH in Appalachia

UnitedHealth Group is putting $10 million toward community development initiatives in Appalachian counties across six states.

The company said Jan. 26 it is a lead investor in the first round of the Invest Appalachia Fund, which is a regional initiative aimed at increasing funding around social determinants in parts of Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

Specifically, the fund will support affordable housing, clean energy, community revitalization, food and agriculture. UnitedHealth Group's investment will focus on affordable housing that provides health and social needs screenings, expanding rural care access and reducing food insecurity.

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