Health

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Our Goal

Increase the number of people who are healthy and avoid risky behavior by one-third.

Impact In Community 

In 2015, United Way agencies provided health and wellness programs to encourage healthy lifestyles. The Third City Community Clinic saw 3,342 unduplicated patients who were served with physician and dental visits. These patients had no other access to health or dental care. At the Central Nebraska Council on Alcoholism and Addictions (CNCAA), 94% of adults who utilized their resources showed increased knowledge about the dangers of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.  People who contacted CNCAA for assistance in dealing with addiction now have hope for a better future. Of the youth participating in CNCAA’s CATCH Kids Club, 96% increased knowledge about healthier food choices to hopefully decrease their risk of obesity and related health problems. Through Hope Harbor, Friendship House, Lutheran Family Services and CNCAA, 183 individuals and families were provided mental health sessions to increase coping skills and overcome challenges in life.

Fast Facts from 2015

  • 60 foster children were represented in 93 court hearings by CASA volunteers
  • 262 individuals were served peer or clinical support through the At Ease Program for veterans and their family members
  • 200 adults participated in healthy fair-based preventative care
  • 433 youth attended student support group meetings for healthy relationships

How You Can Help

You can help by teaching those around you how to be healthy! Volunteer to teach local youth how to make good choices.

 

Human Trafficking

Click HERE to view to view the Human Trafficking presentation from Oct. 26th, 2015.