UnitedHealth launches minority health initiative

Working with civil rights leader Jesse Jackson's Rainbow PUSH organization, UnitedHealth Group has launched an initiative intended to promote African-American health. The two groups are working to address disparities in the care African-American and other minority communities receive. The partners will also focus on health issues which are proving to be a particular challenge among African-Americans, including diabetes, cancer, coronary disease, asthma and obesity. UnitedHealth will give organizations affiliated with Rainbow PUSH, including churches and community-based organizations, access to a wide range of health improvement tools and educational materials. It will also offer the groups clinical, disease management and case management support.

To learn more about the initiative:
- read this United Press International article