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Health

 

United Way is advancing community impact in everything we do to so people and their neighborhoods are safe, healthy and thriving. We are focusing our work around the following outcomes:

  • People achieve better health by adopting healthy lifestyles and by accessing equitable, quality affordable health care (physical, mental and dental).
  • People are engaged in helping their neighborhoods be safe and thrive, and those who have experienced family violence or other crime overcome barriers to regaining healthy productive lives.
  • People of all ages avoid or overcome substance abuse and addiction to lead safe, healthy lives.
  • Seniors and people with disabilities (mental, physical and developmental) overcome barriers to live as independently as possible.
  • We create change in this impact area in these ways:

      Healthy Connections
    • In April 2010, United Way of Greater Kansas City awarded grants to nine local nonprofits in an effort to enroll more children from low-income families in publicly supported health care programs, as well as their parents and pregnant women. Read more...
    • Relationships with Partner Agencies
      Click here to learn more about our partner agencies.
    • Heart of America Community AIDS Partnership

      Click here to learn more about the Heart of America Community AIDS Partnership

    • Neighborhood Self Help Fund
      Click here to learn more about the Neighborhood Self Help Fund