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Get to Know…Aubrey Mentis, Community Impact Manager for Health

Describe your role at United Way.

One of the most important roles I have is to facilitate and maintain strategic alliances/partnerships with public, private and non-profit organizations. I get to develop, integrate and implement programs that address United Way of the Plains’ health initiatives. Every day, I’m advocating for social change to benefit the health of others and have an . . . [Read More]

October 25, 2022|Tags: , |

Wichita Asian Association hosts unique health fair with help from United Way of the Plains

How do you access healthcare when you don’t speak the language? The fear is, those who encounter language barriers go without regular access to doctors, dentists, optometrists and medical specialists. The Wichita Asian Association (WAA) decided to pilot a solution for Wichita’s Asian community by interconnecting a health fair to a popular festival.

The Wichita Asian Festival is one of the . . . [Read More]

September 30, 2022|Tags: , |

Which to call: 211 vs. 988 vs. 911

Who do you call for a mental health emergency?

Health involves physical, emotional and mental wellbeing. It’s important to ask when help is needed and many times there is a timely element. If you are having a medical emergency, you know to call 911, but there has always been a pause when it comes to a mental health crisis. Who do . . . [Read More]

September 27, 2022|Tags: , , |

United Way News You Can Use: Sept. 2022


Impact on the Plains Finalists Announced

Eight finalists have been named for this year’s Impact on the Plains. The top two program applicants in the four focus areas of healtheducationfinancial stability and basic needs will participate in a “Shark Tank”-style social innovation competition hosted by United Way of the Plains. Up to $100,000 will be awarded to . . . [Read More]

September 8, 2022|Tags: , , , , |

United Way News You Can Use: August 2022


Announcing $100,000 for innovative solutions to community issues

Nonprofits, think you have the next bright idea to advance the common good? United Way of the Plains is hosting Impact on the Plains, a “Shark Tank”-style competition in pursuit of bold solutions to complex community issues. Up to $25,000 will be awarded to entrepreneurial nonprofit programs that transform . . . [Read More]

Impact Created by Your United Way: Second Quarter 2022

We are the problem-solvers, hand-raisers, game-changers. Here’s a summary of the impact your United Way created this quarter because of your support.

HEALTH

Facilitated 269 free skin cancer screenings at May 7 event led by area dermatologists and sponsored . . . [Read More]

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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