HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The City of Hattiesburg and UnitedHealthcare are working together to increase healthcare coverage in the Hub City.
Tuesday, city officials announced that the company is donating 10 laptop computers, which will be used in mobile labs to help local residents apply for Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
The donation will assist the city with its E3 (Educate, Enroll, Empower) Health Initiative.
"UnitedHealthcare as a whole, we've donated more than 3,000 computers throughout the country, and in Mississippi, we've donated over 150 computers throughout the state," said Jocelyn Carter, CEO, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan.
"This allows us the opportunity to go to a location where we can bring groups of people in and sit them down at the computer and not only help them go through the application, but also acquaint them with the internet," said Johnny Dupree, mayor of Hattiesburg.
The E3 Health Initiative is being funded by a grant from the National League of Cities.