Centene and our subsidiaries have a long history of active, local involvement in the communities we serve. We have developed a diverse range of innovative partnerships and community investments that work together to create sustainable solutions that support vibrant and healthy communities.
In 2021, Centene directly, and through the Centene Charitable Foundation, invested over $61.6 million in the work of our nonprofit community partners, most of whom have established relationships with Centene Charitable Foundation, as well as with Centene Corporation, Centene health plans, and Centene subsidiaries. Partnerships and programs are not one-time events, but reflect Centene’s long-term vision and enduring support of the communities we serve.
Association of Clinicians for the Underserved
Since 2016, Centene has partnered with the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU) in support of initiatives to improve the health of underserved populations and the clinicians who serve them. A collaboration aimed at providing mobile vision services grants to help create comprehensive, onsite vision services, and other resources to assist community health centers in rural and under-resourced communities has resulted in the current or emerging implementation of permanent vision services in community health clinics in 24 communities.
With support from Centene, the ACU expanded the Suicide Safer Care program to train more than 2,000* clinicians to better meet the needs of patients in crisis. The program and a related toolkit included evidence-based practices for suicide prevention in primary care, including screening, assessment, and intervention techniques.
Centene’s ongoing support and commitment also aids programming aimed at increasing justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (JEDI) in health centers.
*As of 2021
A Partnership to Support Health Equity
The COVID-19 pandemic exposed vulnerabilities in healthcare around the globe, including health disparities that have existed for decades among vulnerable populations in the U.S. To help promote health equity and wellness in the wake of the pandemic, Peach State Health Plan, Centene’s Georgia subsidiary, and Morehouse School of Medicine established the Peach State Excellence in Health Equity Innovation Fund, a partnership that will enhance health outcomes and equity for Black communities across Georgia. The new initiative will help Morehouse, one of the nation’s historically Black medical schools, take great strides in education, clinical work, and research and tackle healthcare disparities.
Association of Clinicians for Underserved Populations
Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
Heartland for Children
Hispanic Counseling Center