Health

United Way is focused on assuring access to developmental, behavioral and mental health services and resources for crisis pregnancy.

United Way is building healthier, more resilient individuals by promoting healthy eating, physical activities, and expanding access to quality mental health care.

Despite numerous efforts, access to appropriate health care remains a concern for many in the Ozarks. According to the 2017 Community Focus Report, in the Springfield area — which includes Greene, Christian, and Webster counties — 20.5 percent of Medicare beneficiaries suffer from depression. Data shows that 1 in 4 people in our community experience a behavioral, developmental, or mental disability and only 1 in 20 of those will be treated due to lack of services.

Addressing Causes of Poverty

Red Flag Indicators
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1 in 4
Experience a Behavioral, Developmental, or Mental Diasbility
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1 in 20
Will Be Treated Due To Lack Of Access To Service
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1 in 3
Children Are Obese Before Their Fifth Birthday
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We fund programs with these key requirements

1 Focus on Red Flag issues
2 Use evidence based programming
3 Annual output and outcomes impact reports
4 Annual financial data

  • Hope Center
  • Support Groups
  • Crisis Hot Line
  • Family and Community Education

We fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community we serve.