Health2023-12-13T09:53:50-06:00

Health

The health of our community is only as strong as the health of our neighbors.

WHY IT MATTERS

Health impacts an individual’s ability to live their best life. It’s also a factor in the overall strength of our community.

Children with a toothache are distracted from learning. Adults who suffer from chronic conditions often miss work, affecting their earnings. The sudden onset of life-threatening illnesses can leave families facing bankruptcy. Inadequate insurance forces people to make frightening decisions on which prescription medication they can afford and which they’ll go without.

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of adults in Wichita lacked health insurance in 2021.
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of adults in south central Kansas didn’t visit a dentist in 2020.
0%
of adults reported poor mental health 14+ days in the past month in 2020.

OUR WORK

We’re helping our neighbors get – and stay – healthy.

Our work helps people of all ages lead healthier lives. Good health is critical for children to grow and develop, and for adults to live full and productive lives. We take a comprehensive approach to health – both mental and physical – because we understand our community is only as strong as the health of our neighbors.

Click below to learn more about each of our programs, initiatives and collaborations focused on health:

OUR IMPACT IN 2022

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programs at 18 nonprofits received United Way funding to collectively help people access quality care, advance health equity and promote healthy lifestyles.
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times United Way-funded programs helped people feel and live better.

LIVE UNITED BLOG: HEALTH

Read our latest blog posts about our health based initiatives and their impact.

HELP OUR NEIGHBORS THRIVE

Your gift to United Way funds vital programs and services that help our neighbors to live longer, stronger lives.

QUESTIONS?

Contact Sarah Crick Milligan, Community Impact Manager for Health, at scmilligan@unitedwayplains.org or (316) 267-1321 ext. 4212.

OUR FOCUS

Our focus is on healtheducationfinancial stability and basic needs—the building blocks for a good quality of life and a strong community. Click below to learn more about what we’re doing, the programs we invest in and our lasting impact in each area.

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