Carilion Clinic to introduce program for students who struggle with managing emotions, behavior

Carilion Clinic will use a $230k grant from UnitedHealthcare for the program

ROANOKE, Va. – UnitedHealthcare is awarding $1 million in Empowering Health grants to six community-based organizations in Virginia – one of which is local.

The purpose of the grants is to help people experiencing challenges from food insecurity, social isolation, and behavioral health issues, as well as support local health promotion and health literacy efforts, according to UnitedHealthcare.

Carilion Clinic in Roanoke is set to receive $230,000 as part of the donation, which UnitedHealthcare said they’ll use to introduce the Calm and Safe Classrooms counseling program.

The program provides solutions and support through a partnership with Fallon Park Elementary for students who struggle with managing emotions and behavior, the company said.


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