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:
|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|
|Train. Max. Indep.||Beacon Health||18,000|
|Congregate Meals||Council on Aging||84,619|
|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|
|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|
United Way works for a healthier America
Whether 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.
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.
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.
- 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.