The health of our community affects everyone. Without adequate nutrition, children cannot learn. Without safe and secure homes, individuals cannot thrive. Without stable environments, families cannot achieve success.
The simple fact is, without good health, individuals cannot function at their optimal level.
Health affects nearly every element of our daily lives - employment, education, the ability to maintain relationships and one’s ability to be a contributing member of society.
While health issues such as nutrition, substance abuse, intimate partner violence and bullying are not unique to our community they are continuously increasing each year.
We believe that focusing on the prevention of obesity, domestic abuse and bullying, and risky
behavior will allow our community to become stronger for years to come.
We are committed to removing the barriers for safe and healthy life choices.
There are challenges. We must all become aware of health risks and the potential effects they
have on ourselves and others. To meet health goals, United Way-funded
programs and organizations are:
- Improving access to nutritious foods and recreation to decrease obesity.
- Helping adolescents and young adults develop the skills to form healthy relationship with a focus on reducing instances of bullying and intimate partner violence.
- Reducing risky behaviors including substance, alcohol and drug abuse among adolescents and young adults.