Health | United Way of Metropolitan Dallas

OUR FOCUS: HEALTH

Good health is the foundation on which North Texans of every age thrive. Access to health is closely linked with our other focus areas—education and income—because overall wellbeing affects everything from how well a child can learn to how much an adult will earn. That’s why at United Way of Metropolitan Dallas we lead and invest in programs that improve access to health for all North Texans.

Our Key Income Goal

As part of our Aspire United 2030 goals, we’re working to 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 Health Programs

We lead and support programs that improve access to nutritious food, address mental health challenges, prevent family violence, promote healthy babies and moms, and ensure more North Texans can access high-quality, affordable health care.

Healthcare Navigators

Certified health navigators work directly with individuals to compare health plans, understand benefits options, apply for subsidies and more

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Healthy Outcomes Through Early Prevention and Support (H.O.P.E.S.)

Provides resources, home visiting, support services and more to ensure parents are equipped to create safe and healthy home environments…

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Healthy Zone Schools

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

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Help Me Grow North Texas

Connects parents with resources and provides screening for children to ensure they are meeting their developmental milestones

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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 during a 21-day healthy snacking challenge

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North Texas Healthcare Coverage Collaborative

Provides financial assistance to North Texans who lost their employer-sponsored insurance as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic

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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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Southern Dallas Thrives

Provides families in Southern Dallas with nutritious meals, while also working to improve education and financial stability in the area

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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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