Good health is both a community responsibility and a community benefit. It goes beyond personal diet, exercise, and many other individual choices we make. The foundation for a healthy life is in the neighborhoods we build and environments we inhabit. When people have access to parks, bike paths, safe playgrounds, healthy foods, and good medical care, they are more likely to succeed in school, work, and like.
United Way is working to ensure everyone has access to affordable and quality health care and partners with agencies to provide help to those without health insurance, seniors in need of home health care, survivors of abuse, and individuals struggling with mental illness or addiction.
In 2017-18 United Way invested in 10 Health programs.
Provide individuals with access to health and safety resources
Have individuals demonstrate skills for health living