United Way of Lake County (440)352-3166

Health

United Way of Lake County knows how important it is too keep our community healthy.

In order to make sure our citizens have access to medical care and a healthy lifestyle, our volunteers have deemed the following programs impactful:

 

Program

Agency

Allocation

 Infant Formula  Birthright, Inc.             5,750
 Disaster Relief  American Red Cross           17,733
 Military Families  American Red Cross             5,000
 Health Services  American Red Cross             8,000
 Chronic Disease Mngt  Arthritis Found.             7,500
 Counseling  Beacon Health           60,000
 Train. Max. Indep.  Beacon Health           18,000
Congregate Meals Council on Aging          84,619
PHP Program Crossroads           23,864
Senior Exercise Eastlake Senior Cntr.            5,750
 Extended Hours Fairport Senior Cntr.            8,200
Acute Clinic Program Free Medical Clinic          76,435
Chronic Care Program Free Medical Clinic          88,500
Dental Program Free Medical Clinic          18,600
Prescriptions Free Medical Clinic          10,000
Hospice Care Hospice of the WR          63,000
Financial Assistance Kidney Foundation          28,000
 Senior Exercise Kirtland Senior Cntr.            5,000
Drug Repository Lake County Gen Health          15,000
 Out-Patient Counseling  Lake-Geauga Recovery           55,500
 Residential Trt.Wom.  Lake-Geauga Recovery           59,300
 Residential Trt.Mens  Lake-Geauga Recovery           38,000
 Healthy Heart  Lake Health           10,500
Medication Assist Lifeline          28,000
 Senior Transportaion Madison Senior Cntr.            4,000
 Special Elders Prgm. Mentor Senior Cntr.          13,000
 Memory Class Perry Senior Center            2,066
 Senior Exercise Perry Senior Center            2,590
 Senior Exercise Painesville Senior Cntr.            5,654
 Social Adult Salvation Army Citadel          25,000
 Counseling  Western Res. Couns.         104,000
 Senior Exercise Wickliffe Senior Cntr.            6,500
 Senior Exercise Willowick Senior Cntr.            5,000
Phys.- Spec. Pop. YMCA          10,670
Youth Aquatics YMCA          19,400

 

United Way works for a healthier America

HealthWhether it is a neighbor without health insurance, a victim of abuse, or someone struggling with mental illness or an addiction, United Ways are working to ensure everyone has access to affordable and quality care.

Our Goal

Since 2008, we’ve been working to achieve our bold, 10-year goal: to increase by one-third the number of youth and adults who are healthy and avoid risky behaviors by 2018.

Our Strategy

Achieving our goal requires us all to become more aware of health risks and the potential effects they have on ourselves and others, starting from before birth. Working to change policies and practices, such as extending health care coverage, will enable more people to live healthier lives.


Health Facts

  • More than 33% of children and adolescents are overweight or obese. That’s 25 million kids and teenagers.
  • Children with health coverage are better prepared to learn in school and succeed in life.1
  • The number of Americans without health insurance has increased steadily since the beginning of the century, now totaling about 47 million. More than 80% are working families.2
  • 8.7 million children live without health insurance – more than the total number enrolled in the first and second grades in U.S. public schools.3

 

 

1Institute of Medicine. From Neurons to Neighborhood: The Science of Early Childhood Development. Washington DC: National Academies Press, 2000.)
2Employee Benefit Research Institute estimates from the March Current Population Survey, 2007 Supplement.
3Compiled by the State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC), University of Minnesota School of Public Health, using data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey 2007.