Centene Foundation Partnerships | Centene

Centene Foundation Partnerships | Centene

Building the Uvalde Community Center to Provide Access to Care

Doctors in front of proposed Uvalde community center rendering.

Centene is partnering with Community Health Development, Inc., to bring a new community center to Uvalde.

The Centene Foundation and Centene’s Texas health plan, Superior HealthPlan, are investing $7.9 million in a new, state-of-the-art multipurpose community center in Uvalde, Texas. In partnership with Community Health Development, Inc. (CHDI), a federally qualified health center, the community center will serve as a whole health resource for the entire Uvalde community and its surrounding region.

Centene and Superior met with CHDI following the tragedy at Robb Elementary School to discuss how to support Uvalde and help foster long-term recovery. The community center aims to achieve this by expanding resources available to the entire community for physical, mental and emotional health.

Once complete, the new community center will house space for primary medical care, behavioral health services, youth development resources, college and job preparation training for students, retail space for local businesses and a tranquility garden to honor victims of the tragedy that occurred on May 24, 2022. The Uvalde Community Center is targeting completion in late 2024.

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