Access to affordable, quality health coverage and care are essential for individuals to be able to stay healthy and return to health when illness strikes. By increasing the number of children and adults who have access to health insurance and regular health care, who are free from illness or disease, and who are not overweight or obese, we can help individuals to succeed in life without the stress and worry that comes with the cost of health care or the burden of illness.
UNITED WAY’S OVERALL GOAL FOR HEALTH IS:
Healthy for Life: Children develop healthy behaviors and improve
their overall health
United Way helps connect families to health programs and resources through partnerships in communities and Neighborhood Centers, allowing children, and adults, to focus on other aspects of life such as work and school. On-site health clinics at Centers provide basic health screenings and preventative care, mobile health clinics connect kids with vaccinations, eye exams, and referrals for ongoing care, and enrollment programs help increase the number of children and families who have health insurance.
Results: DELIVERING ON OUR PROMISE
Improved children's health: Last year, more than 3,500 kids and their family received high quality health care at Neighborhood Centers.