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Better health leads to better lives. When we are healthy, the world opens up to us – we are able to enjoy our lives, provide for our families, realize our dreams, and contribute to our communities.

The World Health Organization defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” We couldn’t agree more. That’s why UWMD equips North Texans with the resources to lead healthy, responsible lives.

At a UWMD Health Fest, Community Dental Care gave away 432 toothbrushes to make our city's smiles brighter.

The Challenge

Good health influences everything from how well a child is able to learn in the classroom to how much an adult is able to earn in the workplace. Its effects truly last a lifetime. Everyone deserves access to healthy food options, quality health care, and a safe and secure place to call home. Our goal is to ensure that all North Texans have the opportunity to live healthy, productive lives.

Across our local communities


of children are obese or overweight


People in the United Way service area do not have health insurance. Texas has the highest uninsured rate in the nation


Nearly 5,000 infants within the United Way service area were born at low birth weight.


of emergency visits were preventable or avoidable

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To improve health in our communities, we currently fund 57 programs focused on the strategies that local health and wellness experts say are the keys to North Texans living healthy, responsible lives.

Expanding access to care

North Texans can take control of primary and chronic conditions and prevent costly trips to the emergency room or hospital.

Increasing preventative care

Prenatal care and regular doctor visits enable kids to avoid many potential health problems.

Promoting healthy behaviors

Fighting obesity in children and adults, preventing and treating drug and alcohol abuse, and reducing abuse of children, spouses, and seniors.

The health challenges in our community are real, and UWMD is on the front line helping to make a difference. Since 2011, we have invested over $30.8M in expanding options for health care through coordinated community efforts.

Our funded programs have helped 294,980 women, children, and seniors feel safer in their homes and communities.

Helped over 98,000 children through prenatal care and well-child visits.

Helped put 26,680 people on the path to sobriety

United Way’s Healthy Zone School Recognition Program®, in partnership with The Cooper Institute®, has reached 76,350 students, and recognized 117 schools across 14 districts.
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Helped over 223,700 people get on the path to a healthier weight


Enterprise Rent-a-CarGE CapitalOnCorPepsiCo Foundation

These companies and organizations are bringing meaningful change to our community
through their support. And giving generosity a new name.



Your generosity directly funds the programs that produce life-changing results in the community.

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Join more than 3,500 United Way Education volunteers and change a child’s story by becoming a volunteer reader, tutor, or mentor.

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