Access Press advocates for people with disabilities
As Minnesota’s disability community news source, Access Press exists to promote the social inclusion and legal rights of people with disabilities who are often invisible and marginalized in mainstream society. UCare funding will enable this vital news platform for the disability community to continue its mission and build a sustainable plan for the future.
Twin Cities Mobile Market brings healthy foods to underserved communities
Since this grocery store on wheels hit the road in 2015, UCare has provided funds to bring affordable, healthy food directly into neighborhoods that don’t have easy access to fresh produce, meat and groceries. This Wilder Foundation program fills a gap between food shelves and full-service supermarkets for members of the community. UCare invites the Twin Cities Mobile Market to join the UCare Healthmobile — which offers free health screenings at community events — to address health disparities.
Lutheran Social Services program addresses isolation of seniors
Loneliness among older people affects quality of life. UCare is forging social connections for our Medicare Plan members through Lutheran Social Services Senior Companions. These companion volunteers provide friendly visits, support and advocacy to members, as well as transportation to medical/dental appointments and errands, and integration with community programs. Members living in the Twin Cities metro area, Brainerd and Duluth have access to Senior Companions.
Hue-MAN Partnership promotes health in communities of color
The Hue-MAN Partnership strengthens healthy communities through innovative partnerships of health care, community, and professional organizations. UCare is proud to participate with this coalition to reduce health disparities, and empower and equip men of color to make healthy choices for themselves, their families and their communities.