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Optum Offering Free Screenings, Seminars

Release Date: 6/14/2013

May 14, 2013

Katie Coppens, Optum

Optum Offering Free Screenings, Seminars

Increased Community Involvement Helps Residents of Four-County Area

Albuquerque, N.M. — Optum has recently expanded community outreach services in Bernalillo, Sandoval, Torrance and Valencia County. Since the beginning of 2013, Optum’ representatives have attended more than 40 seminars, health fairs and community events.

“Optum is proud to be a part of the community, and we make the effort to give back whenever possible,” said Jill Klar, Optum Chief Operating Officer. “Community involvement and wellness is a strong part of Optum’ mission. Whether it is from receiving a free blood pressure test or heel scan or from hearing one of our providers speak, we hope to make an impact on individuals who may not always have the opportunity to receive health care on a regular basis.”

Community Services Offered:

  • Health fairs
  • Educational seminars and presentations
  • Collaboration on community events
  • Social events, such as meet and greets with providers
  • Immunizations
  • Q & A sessions with providers
  • Open enrollment Q & A sessions
  • Retirement home/senior center events
  • Health-related event sponsorships
  • Health screenings

Audiences Commonly Served:

  • Schools
  • Businesses
  • Retirement homes
  • Senior centers
  • Community events
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Professional organizations
  • Churches
  • Pueblos and Reservations
  • Community fairs, carnivals and parades

To schedule a community event with Optum, email


About Optum

Optum is a physician-led, multi-specialty medical group based in Albuquerque, NM. The company offers comprehensive health care services backed by more than 43 medical and surgical specialties with 19 locations throughout Albuquerque and Rio Rancho. Optum recently merged with Optum HealthCare Partners LLC, a nationally recognized leader for its pioneering work in coordinated care. For more information about Optum, please visit

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