Health | United Way of Metropolitan Dallas

Thrive United.
Live United.

Good health affects everything from how well a child can learn to how much an adult can earn – it’s one of the building blocks of opportunity. That’s why we create, lead and invest in programs that teach and promote healthy living, prevent family violence and provide healthcare to those who need it most.

Aspire United 2030 Goals

We’ve collaborated with a broad spectrum of community partners to develop a set of 10-year goals to drive transformative change and advance racial equity in the areas of education, income and health in North Texas. Together, we can ensure all North Texans have the opportunity and access to thrive.

To make that aspiration a reality, our key focus in the area of health is:

Challenge 18%

of North Texans are uninsured

Goal 96%

Increase to 96% the number of North Texans with access to affordable health care insurance

It will take all of us working together to ensure all North Texans have access to physical and mental health care to lead long, healthy lives. Can we count you in?

Our Programs

Without healthy habits, a safe place to call home or quality healthcare, it’s hard to lead a productive life. We create and lead a range of programs that ensure the health and wellbeing of North Texans. Our efforts today prevent health issues that shorten lives and strain community resources.

Healthy Living

We support programs that encourage healthy eating and exercise behaviors, promote sobriety, address mental health and provide access to primary care.

Healthy Zone Schools

Helps schools create a health-conscious culture that improves academic performance and encourages habits for lifelong wellbeing.

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Just Keep Livin Foundation

Provides afterschool fitness and wellness activities that encourage exercise, nutrition, teamwork, gratitude and community service.

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Kids Teaching Kids

Engages high school culinary students to create healthy recipes for elementary students to prepare in their 21-Day healthy snacking Challenge.

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North Texas Summer & Supper Council

Supports community organizations that provide nutritious meals to children during the summer months when school is out of session.

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Family Violence Prevention

From intervention services to parental education to therapy and advocacy for victims, we support a range of exceptional North Texas programs that help break the cycle of family violence.

Healthy Moms & Babies

We help provide prenatal healthcare and pediatric care to those who otherwise wouldn’t have it, so families can treat minor issues before they become major ones and avoid health issues in the future.

Texas Home Visiting Program

Matches parents and soon-to-be-parents with trained home visitors that teach positive parenting strategies and how to prepare kids for kindergarten.

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Our Advocacy Work

We are in a unique position to mobilize a wide range of stakeholders to push bi-partisan legislation that can change the trajectory of thousands in our region. We advocate for community health and wellness by expanding effective practices that improve the physical and mental health of individuals. Learn more about our advocacy work and how you can get involved.

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Social Innovation Accelerator

Our Social Innovation Accelerator supports, develops and invests in bold new solutions in the areas of education, income and health. We’re working to fill the gaps in North Texas services to improve the building blocks of opportunity. Here are just a few of the participants that focus on health.

Bonton Farms

An urban farming organization transforming the Bonton neighborhood in southern Dallas by providing healthy food, nutritional programs and employment opportunities.

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Provides trauma therapy and support services to girls who have experienced child maltreatment, commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking.

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Rosa es Rojo

Makes wellness and prevention accessible to the high-risk cancer population of Latino women in North Texas.

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