Did you know the U.S. Postal Service plays a significant role in contributing to the health and wellness of the people it serves?

While many of you likely rely on the Postal Service to bring prescription medications to your doorstep on an ongoing basis, there are numerous other important – if lesser known – roles the Postal Service plays. These include the annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive, semipostal stamps providing awareness to and financial support for health issues, and Carrier Alert, where letter carriers can be asked to watch for signs that postal customers could be in trouble.

In our newly released white paperPartnering for Health: Potential Postal Service Roles in Health and Wellness, we highlight additional opportunities for the Postal Service to partner with organizations both private and public to help improve the accessibility and quality of health and wellness services to the American people.

For instance, we identified several ways the Postal Service could help combat the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as other future public health crises. The Postal Service could also provide information to its customers about available health care services. Carefully planned postal partnerships with private and public sector health and wellness organizations could help address some of the gaps in health and wellness services without impacting USPS’s core mission of delivering the mail.

Do you believe that the Postal Service should explore partnership opportunities to help improve the availability of health and wellness services to the public? Tell us below!

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  • anon

    In other words this is a USPS propaganda page.

    Apr 23, 2021
  • anon

    UPSP is currently placing the lives of US Citizens in danger by not providing postal service to critical neighborhoods in the Southside Chicago Area. The need services, delivery of medication, support the needs of the elderly, disabled, and PTSD veterans, which I am one (Vietnam Area). There reasons appear to be racist.

    Apr 23, 2021
  • anon

    As a letter carrier, no one has more exposure with the public. USPS should be providing high speed Internet to all of us rural communities who do not have reliable options. Also banking opportunities.

    Mar 16, 2021
  • anon

    NO. They have already turned pharmacists into a police force. In Virginia, there are Community Services Board agents stalking patients throughout hospital clinics. And, Social Services arrive whenever there is a call for help. The US Postal Service should remain a good but considerate neighbor. Concentrate on improving your Customer Service and start showing a profit. Investigate ways to use your rigid computer systems as a tool for productivity - not just to make your patrons jump through hoops.

    Mar 15, 2021
  • anon

    Gary makes good points...Plus.....You would be adding extra work to carriers who already are stretched to breaking...nice ideas...but not now...

    Mar 25, 2021
  • anon

    I love all your improvements and more importantly those that include delivering the mail under rain and showers yet you still manage to keep it all dry and delivered on time.

    Mar 15, 2021

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