Univera’s COVID-19 Response Includes Donations to Food Banks

Univera Healthcare and its Rochester-based parent health plan are providing $600,000 in financial support to food banks and food pantries across upstate New York as part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “The ability to earn a paycheck and feed a family is at risk for

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Univera Funding for Screening and Educating Individuals with Diabetes

Univera Healthcare commits $115,000 to Neighborhood Health Center of WNY, Inc. for new partnership aimed at curbing diabetes prevalence in the region  Funding for a new program will help screen and educate individuals with diabetes Buffalo, NY. – Univera Healthcare today announced a grant award in the amount

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Colon Cancer Screening and Education

Univera Healthcare (Univera) has granted $110,000 to Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center (Roswell) in support of colon cancer screening and education. Art Wingerter, President of Univera, announced the gift at Roswell Park with Candace S. Johnson, PhD, Roswell President and CEO; Mary Reid, MSPH, PhD, Director of

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Univera Healthcare Parent Responds to COVID-19 Pandemic

Univera Healthcare parent responds to COVID-19 pandemic with $162 Million for the Community’s Health Care Univera Healthcare and its Rochester-based parent health plan expect to spend at least $162 million on its comprehensive response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The health plan is funneling more than $1 million

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Getting Out and About is Good for Your Health

The website www.Health.gov says adults need at least 150 to 300 minutes of moderate physical activity each week, and strength-based activities at least 2 days a week. So how are YOU doing? “Only 19 percent of Western New York adults are meeting those guidelines,” said Richard Vienne,

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Change in Views on Mental Health Due to Pandemic

Univera Healthcare estimates New Yorkers used telehealth benefits 290,000 times last year. In the first four months of 2020, a time period marked by the global spread of COVID-19, that number skyrocketed to an estimated 2.6 million times. According to Univera’s claims-based review of services delivered, more than one-third

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Recognizing Signs of Stroke Early Can Limit Damage

Only one-third of adults in New York state say they can recognize the signs of a stroke, according to a review of self-reported data by Univera Healthcare. And that’s bad news since every 40 seconds someone in the United States has a stroke, according to the American

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Proper Handwashing:  Twenty Seconds to Better Health

by Steven Dina, M.D., Medical Director, Univera Healthcare The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that the number one way to stop the spread of germs is through proper handwashing with soap and water, and that lathering for about 20 seconds has the most impact. Washing hands

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