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Health

Health - The Cornerstone

We know that physical and mental health is critical to an individual’s ability to lead his/her best life, so United Way of the Quad Cities works to improve people’s health and happiness.

Did you know?

  • Approximately one in five people experience a mental health issue a year. United Way works with community partners, practitioners and experts to shine a light on and address the behavior and mental health challenges in our community.

What we do:

  • Give more than $900,000 to organizations that help improve the health of citizens. These include counseling, trauma support, physical activity and mental health services.
  • Gather more than 1,300 volunteers, who worked to improve parks and playgrounds as they participate in region-wide field days to build healthy and strong families.

Why we focus on health:

  • In the Quad Cities, 50 percent of individuals with low income reported their mental health as fair or poor.
  • See more our area’s mental health assessment.

Ashley's Story

Ashley is a domestic abuse survivor. Watch a video with Ashley's story.