Company News »

UnitedHealthcare Donates Sesame Street Reading Corners in Iowa Communities

Business Wire
Share on StockTwits
Published on

UnitedHealthcare donated Sesame Street reading corners to 15 health centers throughout Iowa to encourage young children to read and learn more about healthy living.

Left to Right: Kimberly Kolakowski, Director of Integrated Health Service; Kim Manning; Director of

Left to Right: Kimberly Kolakowski, Director of Integrated Health Service; Kim Manning; Director of Marketing and Community Outreach, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan; Catherine DeMasi, Assistant Director of Integrated Health Service. (Source: UnitedHealthcare Community Plan)

UnitedHealthcare employees recently delivered reading corners to Children’s Square USA, Primary Health Care Inc. – Marshalltown, All Care Health Center and Myrtue Medical Center – assembling tables and chairs, decorating the space and providing health and nutrition information.

Sesame Street reading corners provide children visiting their doctors’ offices with a colorful place filled with age-appropriate books that encourage reading and healthy-eating habits, and help make the visits more enjoyable.

The donations are part of UnitedHealthcare’s Healthy Habits for Life partnership with Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, which offers tools and resources to help parents and caregivers gain a greater understanding of the relationship between healthy habits and children’s healthy growth.

About UnitedHealthcare
UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. The company offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers, military service members, retirees and their families, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 800,000 physicians and care professionals, and 6,000 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. Globally, UnitedHealthcare serves 45 million people in health benefits and is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) , a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company. For more information, visit UnitedHealthcare at www.uhc.com or follow @myUHC on Twitter.

Click here to subscribe to Mobile Alerts for UnitedHealth Group.

Share on StockTwits