About Centene

In 2015, Centene launched Strong Youth Strong Communities (SYSC) in partnership with legendary Pro Football Hall of Famer Darrell Green. A big believer in the power of strengthening communities by investing in solutions that uplift young people, Centene has been the official Youth Wellness Partner of the Pro Football Hall of Fame since 2016. The FORTUNE® 500 managed health care organizati on and its subsidiaries host SYSC Summits in locations across the U.S.,working to help kids develop meaningful life and leadership skills.

As the top carrier in the U.S. Health Insurance Marketplace, Centene’s reach is national, but its approach is local. In addition to providing quality healthcare, the company addresses additional factors that impact overall well-being, such as access to education, housing, employment, and other crucial resources.

Since its founding as a single Wisconsin Medicaid plan in the early 1980s, Centene has grown by keeping the focus on holistic solutions that meet the unique needs of each individual. Former CEO Michael Neidorff was Centene’s early visionary and is responsible for spearheading many key company initiatives, from investing in cutting-edge technology to advocating for diversity and inclusion. In March 2022, Sarah London became Centene’s CEO and continues to uphold Centene’s exemplary legacy in these areas.

Centene, headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, employs tens of thousands of people across all 50 states. Listed among the World’s Most Admired Companies, Centene has been recognized by organizations like DiversityInc, the Human Rights Campaign, and the Disability Equality Index for its commitment to cultivating a workforce that reflects the diversity of its members.

In addition to SYSC, Centene gives back through partnerships with other SYSC partners, such as YWCA, Beyond Differences, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. Centene Charitable Foundation, Centene’s philanthropic arm, also supports a number of organizations at the national level. Foundation support for organizations like United Way, St.Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and more demonstrates Centene’s commitment to empower and change lives. Many of Centene’s corporate and subsidiary leaders also serve on the boards of local community organizations.

Learn more about Centene and their local approach.