Unite Us announced that Aetna Better Health of Kentucky Insurance Company, a CVS Health company,has joined United Community, a coordinated network led by Metro United Way and powered by Unite Us. As part of this collaboration, Aetna Better Health of Kentucky will help grow the United Community network, adding community organizations and social services in the area that are already supporting Medicaid members.
Through this expansion, Aetna Better Health of Kentucky will also be able to better connect its Medicaid members to social service programs to address needs such as housing instability, food insecurity, and employment.
Earlier this year, CVS Health announced “Destination: Health,” a series of business programs with an enhanced focus on addressing social determinants of health. As part of this initiative, CVS Health is collaborating with Unite Us to build and expand coordinated networks of health and social care providers nationally to address the social determinants of health across the country.
Aetna Better Health of Kentucky is the first pilot with Unite Us to launch as part of the “Destination: Health” platform. In 2020, these programs and services will be available to Aetna’s Dual-Eligible Special Needs Plan members (DSNP: people eligible for both Medicaid and Medicare) in Tampa, Florida, and Southeastern Louisiana, and Medicaid Plan members in West Virginia.
Unite Us is a technology company that builds coordinated care networks of health and human service providers. With Unite Us, providers across sectors can send and receive secure referrals, track every person’s total health journey, and report on tangible outcomes across a full range of services in a centralized, cohesive, and collaborative ecosystem. Unite Us’ dedicated team builds authentic, lasting partnerships to ensure their networks have a solid foundation, launch successfully, and continue to grow and thrive. This social infrastructure helps communities transform their ability to work together and measure impact at scale.