Health

The health of individuals is a strong indicator of the health of a community. United Way partners with agencies and initiatives to provide help to those without health insurance, seniors in need of care, survivors of abuse, people with disabilities, individuals living with mental illness and anyone who desires a fit and active lifestyle.

Our Goals

Increase the number of people who

  • Are healthy and safe
  • Are able to live independently and with dignity
  • Have access to high quality and affordable mental, behavioral, dental and general health care services
  • Have access to prevention education and avoid risky behaviors
  • Have a network of support

Community Investment Areas

  • Behavioral and mental health care
  • Social connectedness
  • Disability services
  • Emergency shelter
  • Health care access
  • Older adult support and independence
  • Parenting skills
  • Physical activity and nutrition

Impact

Weight of the Fox Valley (WOTFV) is a tri-county health initiative designed to: address active lifestyles and healthy habits among Fox Valley residents: how to reach and maintain a healthy weight; and also public policy, environmental and systems change.