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Do Good. Live Well.

Four words we believe can change the world. One person at a time. All it takes is one individual reaching out to another and suddenly communities are improved and multiple lives are impacted.

Since 2009, “Do Good. Live Well.” has been UnitedHealthcare’s volunteer initiative with a mission to decrease hunger and obesity. Through partnerships, financial support and the helping hands of our employee volunteers, we’re able to help build healthier communities.

With so much need in our world, choosing one or two causes can be a daunting task. Tied to our corporate mission of helping people live healthier lives, we have identified three areas where we focus our attention and resources. We believe that we all have a stake in building a healthier future, and it begins with getting involved:

It seems impossible that anyone could go hungry for even one meal, in a country so rich with resources. Yet there are whole communities where hunger is an epidemic. That’s why we work to help ensure people have access to fresh, nutritious food. If you’re interested in helping, there are many programs that need volunteers, from working in a soup kitchen to staffing a mobile pantry.
Obesity has become one of the leading contributors to poor health. As a way to combat the rising incidence of illness due to poor nutritional health, programs aimed at putting a stop to the root causes of obesity and teach about nutrition and fitness are springing up all over the country.

If this issue is important to you, find out how you can help.
To honor those who have served our country, we are involved in many activities that benefit members of the military, veterans, and their families. We are honored to express how grateful we are to those who served our country, particularly when they find themselves in times of need.

Find an organization near you to lend a hand.


Building Healthier Communities

By engaging our 80,000 employees across the country and developing partnerships with local and national organizations, we are able to support the priorities of local communities. We believe that touching lives in a personal way and making resources available for improved health decisions has a cumulative effect. It is through grassroots community partnerships and the collective impact achieved by similar efforts, that the issues of hunger and obesity in broader society will be resolved.


Thursday, June 27, 2019

Playground Build in New Brighton, Minn.

Global Academy
As part of our ongoing effort to Build Healthier Communities by decreasing hunger and obesity and increasing physical activity, UnitedHealthcare's "Do Good. Live Well." employee volunteer initiative teamed up with KaBOOM! to build our 29th playground together. This build took place at Global Academy in New Brighton. Global Academy is a K-8 International Baccalaureate free public charter school. The school used to be located in a strip mall, but is moving to a new campus this summer. Previously, the new school didn't have a playground. More than 200 volunteers from the community built an engaging and safe play space at Global that will help enhance their students' health a well-being. Nearly 500 children will have the opportunity to use this new playground annually.

June 26 & 27, 2019

Continuing the 2019 Team8 Tour in Pittsburgh

McKeesport Area High School & Founders Hall Middle School
The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation and UnitedHealthcare's "Do Good. Live Well." employee volunteer initiative continued the fourth annual Team8 Tour with a two-day stop at McKeesport Area High School and Founders Hall Middle School in the Pittsburgh neighborhood of McKeesport, on June 26 & 27. With 100 percent of students at McKeesport and Founders Hall qualifying for free or reduced lunch, the stop focused on supporting the schools in their efforts to be a safe haven for these students and a resource for their community by providing student activities and after-school programs that support their fitness and nutrition needs. On June 26, volunteers built out a fitness space and weight room at McKeesport High School and landscaped the courtyards at Founders Hall Middle School. Then, on June 27, volunteers assembled and organized sports equipment and hosted a fitness clinic with nationally renowned trainer Chris Welsh.

May 29, 2019

Delivering Food & Smiles to Home-Bound Seniors

Memphis, Tenn.
We are hosting a special volunteer day on May 29 for our employees to support Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association (MIFA) and their Meals on Wheels program. Nearly 50 volunteers will deliver food and smiles to home-bound seniors and assemble birthday bags that seniors receive with their food during the week of their birthday.


July 24 & 25, 2019

And just like that, it’s our 3rd stop on the Team8 Tour!

Bay View High School, Milwaukee, WI
The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation and UnitedHealthcare’s “Do Good. Live Well.” employee volunteer initiative will continue the fourth annual Team8 Tour with a two-day stop at Bay View High School in Milwaukee, Wi., on July 24-25. The stop will focus on supporting the school in its effort to be a safe haven for its students, nearly 80 percent of whom qualify for free or reduced lunch. The school serves as a resource for its community by providing students with activities and after-school programs that support their fitness and nutrition needs.

Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019

Our First Multi-Sport Court with KaBOOM!

As part of our ongoing effort to Build Healthier Communities and decrease obesity, UnitedHealthcare’s "Do Good. Live Well." employee volunteer initiative is teaming up with KaBOOM! to build our 1st multi-sport court. While there are some play opportunities for younger kids at the neighboring elementary school, teens and adults lack an open play space in the community surrounding the church. With numerous after-school and summer programs geared towards teens and an active and engaged senior population that is heavily involved with programming, a multi-sport court will bring together all ages of church and community members alike.

Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019

Pack the House

Chase Field
As part of our mission to fight hunger, “Do Good. Live Well.” and the Arizona Diamondbacks are teaming up to help fight hunger in Phoenix on Tuesday, Aug. 2014. This is the third of three projects this year to support Kitchen on the Street’s Bags of Hope program which feeds more than 900 children in the Phoenix area each weekend. This packing party will take place inside Chase Field during the D-backs game against Colorado. For the sixth consecutive season we’re going to “Pack the House” and provide 49,000 meals to hungry kids in Phoenix.


Putting Compassion in Action

When communities come together the most amazing things happen; neighbors begin helping one another, smiles come more easily and the health of the community improves.
Learn how you can DO GOOD in your community:


Some of the greatest need is just around the corner. Find ways to help improve the lives of your neighbors and community members. Through our VolunteerMatch tool, we’ll connect you with organizations and causes you care about in your area.


The most profound volunteering opportunities often involve the assistance of professionals. Locate the need in your area that fits your specified skill.


Healthy Benefits

We all know that doing good things for others makes us feel good, but did you know volunteering benefits your overall health? UnitedHealth Group and the Optum Institute released the Doing Good is Good for You: 2013 Health and Volunteering Study. The study reveals that U.S. adults who volunteer report that volunteering has made them feel physically healthier and lowers their levels of stress, leading to feeling better than adults who do not volunteer.

There seem to be only good reasons to help others.

When we volunteer, endorphins flood our brain, creating an undeniable feeling of happiness. Simultaneously, our immune system receives a nice boost, we reduce the impact of stress in our bodies and blood pressure can drop.1

Socially, meeting and interacting with new people in new surroundings begins to build networks and communities of like-minded people, creating a sense of belonging.

Emotionally and spiritually, the experience of helping others can connect us to a higher purpose, giving us a sense of value and improving our self-worth.

And the earlier you start volunteering, the better. Research2 shows that individuals who begin volunteering when they’re young, have greater health outcomes later in life, including living longer.

You can start right now and LIVE WELL.




That’s a wrap on Do Good Week 2018!

UnitedHealth Group employees across the country recently took part in the third annual Do Good Week, the only week-long national movement that actively encourages people to inspire kindness and promote good news. From Nov. 11-17 the hashtag #DoGoodWeek reached 10 million people and Do Good Week TV and print coverage received more than 11 million […]


Join us for #DoGoodWeek

What if, for just one week, all you saw on your social media channels was positive content? Do Good Week, this year taking place Nov. 11-17, is the only week-long movement that encourages people to actively demonstrate kindness and compassion, and share positive stories using #DoGoodWeek to show there IS good in the world! Now […]


Completing our 300th project!

On Wednesday, July 18, the Do Good. Live Well. team reached a HUGE milestone with our 300th project in UnitedHealthcare’s own backyard – Minneapolis, Minnesota. UnitedHealthcare teamed up with the New England Revolution and Minneapolis Park & Recreation to host a free Youth Soccer Clinic at the beautiful Farview Park in North Minneapolis. Since 2011, […]


Building Healthier Communities

Only one in four kids in the U.S. are getting the recommended daily amount of physical activity. Children are not getting enough physical activity at home, in schools and in their communities. For the 14 million kids living in poverty in the United States , play is too hard to come by as their families face […]


Making Healthy Easy

Sometimes it’s the simple things that make the biggest difference. In my case, that simple thing was a carton of fresh strawberries. I recently volunteered for one of UnitedHealthcare’s “Do Good. Live Well.” fresh produce distribution projects in St. Paul, MN where I had the opportunity to make healthy easier for those in need. It […]


Changing a Life in Six Hours

Since 2010, “Do Good. Live Well.” has built 22 playgrounds in 20 cities and 13 states with the non-profit KaBOOM!. We’re proud to say these play spaces are providing healthier, more active lifestyles for nearly 700,000 kids nationwide. I’ve had the honor to witness many worthy children jump up and down, yell with excitement or […]

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