Together, we can help more neighbors live happy, healthy lives.

Good health, a safe and stable home environment and quality health care are the foundation of a happy, thriving life. That’s why we create, lead and invest in initiatives that teach and promote a healthy lifestyle, prevent family violence and improve access to health care.

Working collectively with community leaders, volunteers, partners and supporters like you, we helped 19,000 adults and youth get the resources needed to live longer, healthier lives.


Health Impact at a Glance


adults and youth reported improvements to their mental health, thanks to United Way-funded programs and services.


individuals are better equipped to live a healthier life.

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partners are committed to fostering a healthier community through the Quad Cities Health Initiative.

Expanding access to physical and mental health services and support.

We’re collaborating with a network of local health departments, providers, insurers, educators and more to help improve the physical and mental health of our community. Health, along with education and income, is one of the building blocks of opportunity.

With help from our partners, we are aspiring toward our Rise United 2030 community goals, which includes making sure that everyone has access to routine health care in the Quad Cities.

1 %
of residents not receiving routine health care

(Community Health Assessment – 2021)

Increase to
50 %
the number of Quad Citizens receiving routine, preventative health care

You may also be interested in our Education Goals and our Income Goals.

Health Investments

An ounce of prevention, and a whole lot of heart.

Without healthy habits, a safe place to call home or quality health care, it’s hard to lead a fulfilling life. We invest in a range of programs that ensure the health and well-being of Quad Citizens. Our efforts today prevent health issues that shorten lives and strain community resources.


Funded Partners

United Way Quad Cities works with funded partner organizations contributing toward building a healthier community.

$40 per month can provide tele-health or mental health counseling and support for a teen or adult for one year.

Your investment through United Way Quad Cities can bolster programs like Books & Barbers which support student learning and social-emotional health.

Health News

Today, we at United Way QC announced $2.8 million in grant awards to 51 nonprofits and grassroots organizations working to bring opportunity to more students and…
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