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.

A Partnership to Support Health Equity 

African American patient with doctor during medical consultation

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.

    
      

The KIPP Foundation

kids in school uniforms sitting on the floor reading

Centene is a proud partner of The KIPP Foundation’s commitment to accelerate early literacy achievement across their national network of high-performance schools.  The Knowledge Is Power Program, commonly known as KIPP schools, recently launched a new initiative to target the closing of early literacy achievement gaps among students. With Centene’s support, KIPP’s collaborating partners will design and deliver customized teaching tools for regional-specific needs.

United WE

United WE logo with group of womenCentene has long supported the economic and health equity of women, tracing back to the company’s foundation with the launch of a single health plan that was not only a way to help vulnerable families and individuals gain access to high-quality healthcare, but it was also a way to advance first-time employment for women, hiring several women from the community to work for the health plan. Today, our commitment to women’s equity remains strong. In Missouri, home of Centene’s global headquarters, our partnership with United WE supports the Women’s Economic Development Task Force, a state-wide collaboration dedicated to identifying strategies and policy changes that promote women’s economic and civic leadership.

INNOVATIVE PARTNERSHIPS

Women’s Empowerment

YWCA USA

Association of Clinicians for Underserved Populations

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

Heartland for Children

KIPP Foundation

Hispanic Counseling Center