Thanks to our investment in pediatric care for families in need, Jimmy got the care he needed to identify and treat a potentially serious heart condition.
Although health problems are pervasive in our community, we have an opportunity to create healthier conditions for ourselves — and for generations to come. In alignment with the United 2020 community goal, United Way works to improve community health by helping families live healthy, responsible lives.
To achieve the biggest possible gains in community health, United Way concentrates on the key strategies identified by local health experts:
- Expanding access to care. In one year, United Way investors help more than 66,000 people in North Texas access services for primary and chronic conditions, so they can take control of their health care and prevent costly trips to the emergency room or hospital.
- Increase preventive care for children through prenatal care and regular doctor visits that enable kids to avoid many potential health problems. At the request of the Dallas Regional Chamber, United Way is also coordinating the development of a comprehensive community plan for children’s health.
- Promote healthy behaviors - fighting obesity in children and adults, preventing and treating drug and alcohol abuse, and reducing abuse of children, spouses and seniors. For example, the Healthy Zone School Recognition Program is instilling healthy habits in more than 7,600 students. Learn more about the plan to eradicate childhood obesity in our community >