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Health

Better health leads to better lives.

The World Health Organization defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” We agree wholeheartedly. That’s why we equip residents of Frederick County with the resources to lead healthy, responsible lives.

Good health influences everything from how well a child is able to learn in the classroom to how much an adult is able to earn in the workplace. When we are healthy, the world opens up to us – we are able to enjoy our lives, provide for our families, realize our dreams, and contribute to our communities.

Our goal

Our community goal is to increase by one-third the number of youth and adults who are healthy and avoid risky behaviors, and ensure that all our neighbors have the opportunity to live healthy, productive lives. Click to learn more about adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).

Our strategy

To create a foundation for strong families and a thriving community, we fund programs focused on expanding access to care for all ages, increasing availability of preventative care for healthy moms and babies, and promoting healthy behaviors like fighting obesity, preventing substance abuse, and eliminating domestic violence.

EXPANDING ACCESS TO CARE

Frederick residents can take control of primary and chronic conditions and prevent costly trips to the emergency room or hospital, and the FamilyWize program enables everyone to free prescription assistance. The Monocacy Health Partners Dental Clinic has recently opened up to treat the residents of Frederick County. They are open to serve patients who are uninsured, under-insured, or whom have limited means to pay for dental services.

INCREASING PREVENTATIVE CARE

Prenatal care and regular doctor visits enable kids to avoid many potential health problems.

PROMOTING HEALTHY BEHAVIORS

Fighting obesity in children and adults, preventing and treating drug and alcohol abuse, reducing abuse of children, spouses, and seniors, and eating healthy diets.

Our Health Partners

Each year we grant more than $30,000 to area nonprofits to help us reach our community goals through coordinated community efforts.

We currently fund several programs focused on the strategies that health and wellness experts say are the keys to residents of Frederick County living healthy, responsible lives.

Heartly House, Gale Recovery, and Mental Health Association are just a few examples of organizations that United Way supports financially.

Having you on our team is critical in making Frederick a better place to live for all.

Consider

DONATING

Your generosity directly funds the programs that produce life-changing results in the community.

or

VOLUNTEERING

 

Join our corps of United Way volunteers and help make a real difference.