Health

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

WHY IT MATTERS

Health impacts every aspect of a person’s life. Children with a toothache are distracted from learning. Adults who suffer from chronic conditions often miss work, affecting their earning. 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.

Last year, in south central Kansas…

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in 7 Kansas adults lack health care coverage.
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in 3 Kansas adults do not have dental coverage.
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Sedgwick County residents (14.3%) are uninsured.

OUR WORK

Our goal is to build a healthier community, one person at a time.

We’re fighting to help people thrive, no matter their age, ethnicity or ZIP code. Whether it’s offering medical care for low-income individuals who can’t afford services, providing counseling to people with mental health illnesses, or supporting those with disabilities so they can maintain their independence, we’re giving people the tools they need to get healthy and stay healthy.

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

OUR 2020 IMPACT

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invested in the community through United Way-funded programs to improve the health and well-being of our neighbors.
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times United Way-funded programs helped people feel and live better.

HELP OUR NEIGHBORS THRIVE

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

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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.