You’re invited to join UHCCF for the first in a quarterly series of virtual “Oliver Talk” sessions. You’ll hear from UHC Chaplain Rev. Brian Hughes, Jessica Dale, and Jasmine McLaughlin, LCSW of Empowered to Thrive all about coping with stress, demonstrating compassion and living your best life.
Rev. Brian Hughes is a board certified chaplain who has worked for United for more than three years. He provides spiritual and emotional support to our members and to our staff within Complex Health Solution and Optum’s Institutional Special Needs Program (ISNP). Brian has worked in acute care since becoming a chaplain almost twenty years ago, and has served in critical care, trauma, palliative care, acute rehab, and emergency department. He is a consultant and professional chaplaincy advocate. He has authored several foundation papers for the chaplaincy field, published in peer review journals and chapters in chaplaincy textbooks, and authored the Handbook for the Provision of Spiritual Care for those with PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury for the US Navy. He is married to Genevieve, a breast cancer surgeon, lives in Texas, and together they have a 6th grade daughter and 4th grade son. Brian is supported in his efforts by Dr. Jessica Dale, Associate Director for Health Equity. Dr. Dale is supporting Optum's Enterprise Clinical Service's Inclusion and Diversity Council.
Jasmine McLaughlin, LCSW is the owner and founder of Empowered to Thrive Counseling and Wellness, LLC, a mental health private practice based in Richmond, VA. Jasmine specializes in mindfulness-based, cognitive-behavioral, and solution-focused therapies and strives to help her clients build resilience and coping skills so that they can go from survival mode to thriving. In addition to being a therapist, Jasmine hosts mental health and wellness-related workshops and is the author of an e-book, "Write It Out! A 10-Day Guided Journal for Reflecting, Releasing, and Restoring". When she is not working with clients, Jasmine enjoys cooking, eating sushi, doing Zumba and barre workouts on YouTube, blogging, and spending time with her family.
Space is limited, Register today! Use the “Invite Friends” link below to encourage friends, family, and colleagues to join. Registration is $20.00 and registered attendees will receive a Zoom link by email prior to the Oliver Talk session.
All proceeds help fund UHCCF medical grants for children. Thank you for your support!
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About UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF)
UHCCF is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides medical grants to help children gain access to health-related services not covered, or not fully covered, by their family’s commercial health insurance plan.
Families can receive up to $5,000 annually per child ($10,000 lifetime maximum per child), and do not need to have insurance through UnitedHealthcare to be eligible. UHCCF was founded in 1999. Since 2007, UHCCF has awarded 25,450 grants valued at $54.9M to children and their families across the United States. UHCCF’s funding is provided by contributions from individuals, corporations and UnitedHealth Group employees. To apply, donate or learn more, please visit www.uhccf.org.
Your registration fee supports medical grants for children, like Elvis, age 4 from East Brunswick, NJ. Elvis was diagnosed with autism, sensory processing disorder and low muscle tone at age two. His neurologist recommended ABA, Speech, OT and PT as medical necessary but his insurance did not cover outpatient therapy. His family was desperate to get Elvis in therapy but was nervous about the expense. Thanks to a medical grant from UHCCF Elvis is now receiving outpatient therapy and is making huge progress; he’s gone from nonverbal to semi verbal. He can now say ‘I love you, mommy”, can eat by himself, use utensils, and dress himself. He can enjoys playing on the playground with slides, and swings. Elvis’ family is grateful for the hope provided to them by UHCCF.