WVU Drugs Youngsters’s and UniCare Well being Plan of West Virginia collaborate to enhance well being literacy

WVU Drugs Youngsters’s and UniCare Well being Plan of West Virginia collaborate to enhance well being literacy

Affected person Navigator Program will assist scale back boundaries to care, enhance well being fairness for households all through West Virginia supported by $300,000 UniCare donation

Posted on 10/25/2022

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – WVU Drugs Youngsters’s obtained a $300,000 grant from UniCare Well being Plan of West Virginia to assist launch the WVU Drugs Youngsters’s Affected person Navigator Program to spice up well being literacy in West Virginia by educating and empowering Mountain State households. 

WVU Drugs Youngsters’s and UniCare Well being Plan of West Virginia collaborate to enhance well being literacy
Amy Bush, B.S.N., M.B.A., R.N., C.N.O.R., chief administrative officer for WVU Drugs Youngsters’s (sixth from left), and representatives from WVU Drugs Youngsters’s settle for a test from Tadd Haynes, president of Unicare Well being Plan of WV (fifth from left), and different leaders from UniCare.

 

The Affected person Navigator Program at WVU Drugs Youngsters’s goals to deal with healthcare disparities by working with households to supply well being literacy assets. Affected person navigators provide steerage and help to assist households entry companies, work with suppliers, and handle numerous elements of caring for his or her kids. 

UniCare officers joined WVU Drugs Youngsters’s Chief Administrative Officer Amy L. Bush, B.S.N., M.B.A., R.N., C.N.O.R., for a tour and test presentation Wednesday, Oct. 12. 

“We’re so extremely grateful for this beneficiant grant from UniCare,” Bush mentioned. “UniCare’s funding will assist our crew of professional healthcare suppliers construct robust partnerships with West Virginia households to advocate for the medical, instructional, and social well-being of the following technology.”

UniCare — a advantages companion for West Virginia Youngsters’s Well being Insurance coverage Program and West Virginia Medicaid individuals — strives to enhance well being by addressing inequities and strengthening communities. 

“We’re proud to help WVU Drugs Youngsters’s in its work to supply critically necessary well being literacy assets to households throughout West Virginia in order that they will comfortably perceive, discover, and make the most of well being assets and knowledge,” Tadd Haynes, president, UniCare, mentioned. “This newest funding from UniCare is emblematic of our ongoing dedication to the entire well being of the communities we serve in order that we are able to make lasting, optimistic change within the state.”

The Affected person Navigator Program displays expanded companies obtainable to supply hope and therapeutic for households on the new nine-story, 150-bed WVU Drugs Youngsters’s Hospital. The ability, adjoining to J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital on the WVU Drugs campus in Morgantown, welcomed its first sufferers Sept. 29.

For extra details about WVU Drugs Youngsters’s Hospital, go to WVUKids.com. 

The grant from UniCare was made by means of the WVU Basis, the nonprofit group that receives and administers non-public donations on behalf of the College and its affiliated entities.

About UniCare Well being Plan of West Virginia, Inc.

UniCare Well being Plan of West Virginia, Inc., serves greater than 195,000 Medicaid and CHIP beneficiaries residing in West Virginia. UniCare has served Medicaid beneficiaries in West Virginia since 2003 and WVCHIP members in 2021. For extra details about UniCare, go to UniCare.com/WV and comply with the corporate on Fb @UniCareWV and Twitter @UniCareWV.