1200+Optum employees help communities in Hyderabad, Delhi NCR

Part of a global CSR initiative where 6000+ employees volunteered across four countries including India

  • The initiative benefitted 6000  people and supported 9 NGOs
  • Together the employees contributed 4000 high impact volunteer hours

Hyderabad: Optum and UnitedHealthcare,  part of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) , today marked the ‘UHC Technology Day of service’ by collaborating with local non-profit organisations in India across Hyderabad, Gurgaon, Noida and in Philippines to make a difference in communities where they work and live.

More than 1200 employees in India and Philippines participated in various activities aimed at helping people live healthier lives, reduce health disparities and address the social determinants of health. These activities were undertaken in collaborating with “Akshaya Patra foundation” and “Bhagwan Buddha charitable Blood Bank”.

“Our Optum Technology teams work tirelessly to support our business partners day in and day out.  Today is a big day, because we all are taking a pause from our work to focus on giving back to our local communities.  Across our team of over 6000 employees, we are serving with over 40 local charities and non-profit organizations in 4 countries, 37 states, and also have multiple events available virtually for our team members who work remotely.  Our teams have been planning this by themselves all through the year, which is a huge undertaking but also is extremely rewarding.  It means a lot to me because it shows the heart of our teams and is a great reminder for all of us to take out time to give back.” – Phil McKoy, CIO UnitedHealthcare

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Some of the key volunteer activities undertaken during the ‘UHC Technology day of service’ included: 

  • Blood donation drive through Thalassemia and Sickle cell society Blood Bank and Bhagwan Buddha charitable Blood Bank
  • Serving meal to 800  children through Akshaya Patra
  • Counselling adolescent girls and women on health & hygiene, menstrual hygiene, Swachh Vidyalaya campaign through Akshaya Patra
  • School black board painting, post school hours, with Akshaya Patra
  • A wish tree for service staff in Delhi NCR aimed at granting a wish
  • Planted 200 saplings in Noida
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