This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
Cramer's Action Alerts PLUS - See his portfolio and get alerts BEFORE every trade. Learn more NOW!

United Health Foundation Awards $1 Million To Support Jefferson Reaves, Sr. Health Center In Miami

Community Health Centers: America’s Health Safety Net

A rising demand for care offered by community health centers, coupled with the growing physician shortage, will place considerable pressure on these clinics, which must be equipped to provide vital, high-quality care to some of the nation’s most vulnerable populations. Even as the number of people that community clinics serve surges, the shortage of primary care physicians in the United States is projected to rise to 62,900 by 2015 and will exceed 100,000 by 2025, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges.

“Community health centers are on the front lines of care in South Florida and the U.S., and they are in dire need of reinforcements,” said Robert Schwartz, M.D., professor and chair of the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine. “Through collaborations like the United Health Foundation Community Health Centers of Excellence, these clinics are benefitting from critical funding and on-the-ground support to meet the unique needs of patients in their communities, helping them continue to deliver the high-quality care on which their patients depend.”

Since 2003, United Health Foundation has committed more than $34 million in funding and provided technical support to four community health centers in vulnerable areas across the country, including Miami’s Jefferson Reaves, Sr. Health Center. The other clinics are: Daughters of Charity Health Center-St. Cecilia in New Orleans; South Bronx Health Center for Children & Families in New York (with the Children’s Health Fund); and Unity Health Care’s Congress Heights/Anacostia Health Center in Washington, D.C. The Foundation selected the centers based on the high prevalence of health issues linked to known racial, ethnic and socioeconomic disparities, including obesity and diabetes.

About United Health FoundationGuided by a passion to help people live healthier lives, United Health Foundation provides helpful information to support decisions that lead to better health outcomes and healthier communities. The Foundation also supports activities that expand access to quality health care services for those in challenging circumstances and partners with others to improve the well-being of communities. After its establishment by UnitedHealth Group [NYSE: UNH] in 1999 as a not-for-profit, private foundation, the Foundation has committed more than $200 million to improve health and health care. For additional information, please visit

3 of 4

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Try it NOW
Only $9.95
Try it NOW
14-Days Free
Try it NOW

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Options Profits

Our options trading pros provide over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • Actionable options commentary and news
  • Real-time trading community
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!


DOW 17,776.12 -200.19 -1.11%
S&P 500 2,067.89 -18.35 -0.88%
NASDAQ 4,900.8850 -46.5560 -0.94%

Partners Compare Online Brokers

Free Reports

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs