With the help of a $500,000 grant from UnitedHealthCare, MetroHealth will expand two programs addressing social determinants of health for underserved populations in the Greater Cleveland area, according to a news release.
The three-year collaboration aims to expand initiatives that target high-risk pregnant mothers and medically complex patient populations through the programs, both of which connect participants to wrap-around services like housing support, food assistance, financial resources and employment resources to improve health outcomes, according to the release.
UnitedHealthcare and MetroHealth will collaborate to design and test effective care management strategies based on program findings, according to the release, which notes that this could impact many of UnitedHealthcare’s Medicaid members in the Cleveland area.
“The need for payer and provider partnerships to address the health needs of the underserved has never been more evident,” Mike Roaldi, CEO of UnitedHealthcare Community & State Ohio, said in a provided statement. “The COVID-19