United Way of Adams County, Inc.


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United Way works for a healthier America

Fresh Fruit 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.

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.

Our Focus Areas
• Childhood obesity
• Access to mental health care
• Access to dental care
• Increased physicial activity

Our Action Plan
United Way of Adams County has assembled a Health Leadership Delegation of experts in the field. These professionals research and develop new programs and partnerships aimed at helping individuals improve their quality of life. In 2013, the Adams County Health Department launched 5-2-1-0 Let's Go , an initiative aimed at helping Adams County residents of all ages make better choices for a healthier lifestyle. Components of the initiative focus on nutrition and physical activity with the ultimate goal to reduce the obesity rates in Adams County. The initiative received the endorsement of the Health Leadership Delegation and was awarded seed funding by the United Way Community Building Council.

United Way partnered with Blessing Hospital and the Adams County Health Department to conduct a health assessment of Adams County.

Below are links to the Health Assessment (113 pages) and Executive Summary (16 pages) which focuses on the community groups created to develop strategies around the identified priority health issues.

Health Assessment

Executive Summary

Developing a community health assessment is required periodically, and planning is underway for the next such effort. Contact United Way if you’d like more information or would like to become involved.

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