Health

United Way Works for a Healthier America

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.

$18,785 INVESTED LOCALLY IN 2016

American Red Cross

Generations' Meals on Wheels

Mental Health America

Retired Senior Volunteer Program

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.

 

familyWize

FREE Prescription drug discount card program - spread the word!

FamilyWize is a prescription drug discount card program. The FamilyWize cards are free. There is no application fee, no age, income or citizenship restrictions. It covers everyone with no health insurance or prescription drug coverage. Cards can be used immediately and as often as needed by all family members. 35% average savings.

United Way of Daviess County and other United Ways across the country are working to build awareness of this service that is helping local individuals and families save money and obtain medications they need.

Go to www.familywize.com to find lists all participating pharmacies. Search by zip code.

If you do not have access to print off a FamilyWize drug discount card, we would be happy to send you one. Contact Zella Taylor at 812-254-1038.

How can FamilyWize cards be free?
The nation-wide FamilyWize Community Service Partnership brings together service-oriented companies and organizations. Each partner donates in-kind services to do what it can to reduce the cost of medicine for people across the country struggling to get the medicine they need. Participating pharmacies provide the savings and many other businesses provide donated printing, shipping, paper and promotion.

 

 

 


Health Facts

  • More than 33% of children and adolescents are overweight or obese. That’s 25 million kids and teenagers.
  • Children with health coverage are better prepared to learn in school and succeed in life.1
  • The number of Americans without health insurance has increased steadily since the beginning of the century, now totaling about 47 million. More than 80% are working families.2
  • 8.7 million children live without health insurance – more than the total number enrolled in the first and second grades in U.S. public schools.3

 

 

1Institute of Medicine. From Neurons to Neighborhood: The Science of Early Childhood Development. Washington DC: National Academies Press, 2000.)
2Employee Benefit Research Institute estimates from the March Current Population Survey, 2007 Supplement.
3Compiled by the State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC), University of Minnesota School of Public Health, using data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey 2007.