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.

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.

Grant Funded Program

The Salina Area United Way is excited to work with each of these collaborations over the next two years. Read below a brief description of each one, as submitted to us by the collaborations themselves. 

Ashby House
Collaboration Fiscal Agent/Sponsor: Ashby House

Overcome the 21-30 plus-day wait an Ashby House client without insurance must face when attempting to access medical, dental, or mental health care by offering onsite prevention education and medical services.  Address the belief dental care is not a medical necessity.