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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 Download our '5210 Get Up & Move Adams County' Flyer

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 

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 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.