United Way works for a healthier Adams County
Whether it is a neighbor without health insurance, a victim of abuse, or someone struggling with mental illness or an addiction, United Way of Adams County is working to ensure everyone has access to affordable and quality care.
5210 Get Up And Move Adams County
5210 is an easy-to-remember plan that spells out exactly what you need to keep yourself and your family healthy and fit. What does 5210 stand for? 5 or more servings of fruits and vegetables per day. No more than 2 hours of unproductive screen time per day. 1 or more hours of vigorous physical activity per day. 0 sweetened beverages.
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Mental health professionals in Adams County:
Blessing Health System: 217-224-4453
Catholic Charities COPE Line: 217-321-8343
Clarity Healthcare: 217-222-6277
Cornerstone, Foundations for Families: 217-222-8254
Hetzler and Associates: 217-214-5615
Preferred Family Healthcare: 217-224-6300
SIU Family Medicine: 217-224-9484
Transitions of Western Illinois: 217-223-0413, option 7
Quincy Medical Group: 217-222-6550, ext. 3418
Download our Mental Health Solutions team flyer below for available resources in Adams County
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.
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 5210 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.