Cenpatico & Superior HealthPlan Partner with NAMIWalks Austin to Silence the Stigma Surrounding Mental Illness

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cenpatico and Superior HealthPlan are sponsoring the 30th annual NAMIWalks Austin at the Platinum level, and are the Walk's first ever Platinum Sponsor!  NAMIWalks Austin will take place on Saturday, Sept. 27th, 9:00 a.m., at the Long Center in Austin, Texas.  Cenpatico raised over $12,500 for NAMIWalks Austin, exceeding the goal of $10,000, in addition to their Platinum sponsorship.  The funds will support mental health programs offered at no cost in the greater Austin community. 


"Every year, mental illness affects almost 60 million Americans. Together we walk to bring hope, silence the stigma and improve the lives of those living with mental illness," said Sam Donaldson Ph.D., CEO and President of Cenpatico.

NAMIWalks Austin encourages the Austin community to sign up to walk or give at www.namiwalks.org.

About NAMI:
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the largest grassroots mental health organization in the U.S. dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for patient access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raise awareness and build a community of hope for all of those in need. NAMI is the foundation for hundreds of NAMI state organizations, NAMI affiliates and volunteer leaders who work in local communities across the country to raise awareness and provide essential and free education, advocacy and support group programs. To learn more about NAMI, visit www.nami.org.

About Cenpatico:
Cenpatico's expertise lies in managing benefits for vulnerable populations. Our healthcare specialties include behavioral health, foster care, school-based services, specialty therapy and rehabilitation and more. We have managed Medicaid and other public sector benefits since 1994; currently, we serve nearly 3 million members nationally. Our headquarters are in Austin, Texas and we have local teams across the country in the markets we serve. Cenpatico is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation. We are committed to innovative solutions and designing programs tailored to improving functional outcomes with our members. Find us online at www.cenpatico.com.

About Superior HealthPlan:
Austin-based Superior HealthPlan (Superior) is a managed care company that employs more than 1,400 people across 10 Texas offices. Superior is a wholly owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation, a leading multi-line healthcare enterprise offering both core Medicaid and specialty services. Superior is licensed by the Texas Department of Insurance and is a Qualified Health Plan issuer in the Texas Health Insurance Marketplace. More information on Superior can be found at www.SuperiorHealthPlan.com.

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