AUSTIN, Texas, April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, April 25, Centene Corporation, Cenpatico and NFL Hall of Famer, Darrell Green, will host the "Strong Youth, Strong Community" THINK Summit, a teen summit at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Mr. Green will discuss the importance of self-confidence and self-respect. In addition, over 300 students, along with community leaders, mentors and health experts will participate in smaller break-out sessions to discuss topics of concern such as bullying, self-esteem, health and nutrition, and explore solutions and interventions that the youth can take back to their local communities.
"Cenpatico serves 4.1 million members across the country and over 730,000 of them are teens. We want to help young people create a solid foundation and future. Supporting youth is one way we can help transform the health of communities, one person at a time," said Sam Donaldson, Cenpatico President and CEO.
Mr. Green is a Javelina football legend and played for Texas A&M University-Kingsville in the early 1980s.
"We are excited to welcome Darrell Green back to campus. Darrell's legacy of excellence on the football field is part of an important chapter in Javelina football history. This summit reflects Darrell's enduring commitment to community service," said Dr. Steven Tallant, President, Texas A&M University-Kingsville.
The "Strong Youth, Strong Community" THINK Summit is free of charge and will attract close to 300 middle and high school students from the surrounding schools in Kingsville, Texas. Early registrants will be entered into a drawing to win an opportunity to attend the Texas A&M University-Kingsville Tailgate Party with Mr. Green immediately following the Summit.
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About Cenpatico: Cenpatico's expertise lies in managing benefits for vulnerable populations. Our healthcare specialties include behavioral health, foster care, school-based services, specialty therapy and rehabilitation and more. We have managed Medicaid and other public sector benefits since 1994; currently, we serve over 3 million members nationally. Our headquarters are in Austin, Texas and we have local teams across the country in the markets we serve. Cenpatico is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation. We are committed to innovative solutions and designing programs tailored to improving functional outcomes with our members. Find us online at www.cenpatico.com.
About Centene: Centene Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, is a diversified, multi-national healthcare enterprise that provides a portfolio of services to government-sponsored healthcare programs, focusing on under-insured and uninsured individuals. Many receive benefits provided under Medicaid, including the State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), as well as Aged, Blind or Disabled (ABD), Foster Care and Long Term Care (LTC), in addition to other state-sponsored/hybrid programs and Medicare (Special Needs Plans). The Company operates local health plans and offers a range of health insurance solutions. It also contracts with other healthcare and commercial organizations to provide specialty services including behavioral health management, care management software, correctional healthcare services, dental benefits management, in-home health services, life and health management, managed vision, pharmacy benefits management, specialty pharmacy and telehealth services.