health = the cornerstone

Education, income and health – It’s all interconnected. Kids can't learn when they're sick. People need good health to maintain financial stability, and, later in life, independence. By working together, we can improve people's health and happiness – and that's good for all of us.


Our Bold Goals in Health


Our Work

Healthy for Life

Health Care Access Now / Chronic Disease Care Coordination Pathway Collaborative - working to improve health care outcomes through integrated care coordination for adults diagnosed with diabetes, hypertension and/or high cholesterol. United Way is a partner in the effort led by Health Care Access Now. 

In addition to a network of programs funded at local partner agencies, initiatives include:

Family Violence Prevention Project - a community collaborative of more than 40 public and private agencies, led by the YWCA of Greater Cincinnati.

Community Health Agenda - The Health Collaborative is leading an effort of key stakeholders in our region to develop a long-term, systematic plan to drive better health, better health care and lower costs for our community.

Cradle Cincinnati - A newly-formed partnership focusing on comprehensive, evidence-based strategies to reduce the infant mortality rate in Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Our Results

older adults benefitted from transportation to and from health appointments from United Way-funded services in 2012
seniors received nutritious home-delivered and congregate meals from United Way-funded programs in 2012
of adults in our region reported having had a routine medical checkup in the past year

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