Centene and our subsidiaries have a long history of active, local involvement in the communities we serve. We have developed a diverse range of innovative partnerships and community investments that work together to create sustainable solutions that support vibrant and healthy communities.

Association of Clinicians for the Underserved 

ACU logo and people overlapping their hands in unitySince 2016, Centene has partnered with the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU) in support of initiatives to improve the health of underserved populations and the clinicians who serve them. A collaboration aimed at providing mobile vision services grants to help create comprehensive, onsite vision services, and other resources to assist community health centers in rural and under-resourced communities has resulted in the current or emerging implementation of permanent vision services in community health clinics in 24 communities.

With support from Centene, the ACU expanded the Suicide Safer Care program to train more than 2,000* clinicians to better meet the needs of patients in crisis. The program and a related toolkit included evidence-based practices for suicide prevention in primary care, including screening, assessment, and intervention techniques.

Centene’s ongoing support and commitment also aids programming aimed at increasing justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (JEDI) in health centers.

*As of 2021


The KIPP Foundation

kids in school uniforms sitting on the floor reading

Centene is a proud partner of The KIPP Foundation’s commitment to accelerate early literacy achievement across their national network of high-performance schools.  The Knowledge Is Power Program, commonly known as KIPP schools, recently launched a new initiative to target the closing of early literacy achievement gaps among students. With Centene’s support, KIPP’s collaborating partners will design and deliver customized teaching tools for regional-specific needs.

A Partnership to Support Health Equity 

African American patient with doctor during medical consultation

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed vulnerabilities in healthcare around the globe, including health disparities that have existed for decades among vulnerable populations in the U.S.  To help promote health equity and wellness in the wake of the pandemic, Peach State Health Plan, Centene’s Georgia subsidiary, and Morehouse School of Medicine established the Peach State Excellence in Health Equity Innovation Fund, a partnership that will enhance health outcomes and equity for Black communities across Georgia. The new initiative will help Morehouse, one of the nation’s historically Black medical schools, take great strides in education, clinical work, and research and tackle healthcare disparities.


Women’s Empowerment


Association of Clinicians for Underserved Populations

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

Heartland for Children

KIPP Foundation

Hispanic Counseling Center