We are proud to announce that The Family Tree has been chosen as a grant recipient for UnitedHealthcare’s #EmpoweringHealth initiative, which focuses on expanding access to care and addressing the social determinants of health for people in underserved communities. The Family Tree will be using this grant to deepen our parenting education programs in Baltimore and Prince George’s counties.
In total, UnitedHealthcare is donating $12.3 million through Empowering Health grants across 21 states. UnitedHealthcare launched its Empowering Health commitment in 2018.
More than half of the Empowering Health grants will help organizations increase their capacity to fight COVID-19 and support impacted communities. These grants will assist individuals and families experiencing challenges from social distancing, food insecurity, social isolation and behavioral health issues, which are among the most urgent needs resulting from the pandemic.
“This unprecedented environment has compounded challenges faced by Maryland’s most vulnerable residents and created further barriers to accessing the health care and services they need,” said Kathlyn Wee, CEO, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Maryland. “Our support of these organizations in Maryland through this UnitedHealthcare Empowering Health commitment will help provide critical aid and resources to the communities in Maryland that need it the most.”
We are so grateful for UnitedHealthcare’s support, and we look forward to working together to serve Maryland’s most vulnerable families during this especially difficult time.