United Way — Live United
HEALTH Action Area
Improving the health of Lane County through community partnerships
The 100% Health Community Coalition formed as a result of the United Way of Lane County’s 2004 Community Needs Assessment which found that for the first time, health care, affordable medications and health insurance were the top three needs of all people in Lane County regardless of socioeconomic status, age, or geography. The Coalition is comprised of Lane County's leading health partners, including our hospitals, medical practitioners, safety net clinics, insurers, government agencies, private businesses, and non-profit organizations who are committed to improving the health of the community.
The Coalition is also focused on connecting people to existing health resources while working to refine the current health delivery system as well as develop and implement new community-based medical programs and services to fill the gaps where most needed. With health care system transformation, the Coalition is expanding its focus beyond access to look at the alignment of issues that impact the health of our community. With the health care system transformation, the Coalition has expanded its focus beyond access to look at the alignment of issues that impact the health of our community. The focus has shifted from just access to health care to include the broader social determinants of health. Learn more about the 100% Health Coalition.
Live Healthy Laneis a collaborative project between United Way of Lane County, Lane County Public Health, PeaceHealth, and Trillium Community Health Plan that consists of a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) and Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). The goal of this work is to improve the Lane County community's mental, physical, social and economic health. Reducing health disparities, promoting health equity, and improving overall population health is the central purpose of the health assessment and health improvement planning effort. Learn more about Live Healthy Lane.
Community Health Resources:
Oregon’s health system transformation and implementation of the Affordable Care Act are moving our region in the right direction. Despite the advances, and the increasing number of people who will be covered through insurance plans, there are still many uninsured and under-insured individuals. The Safety Net includes the organizations that provide health care opportunities for those who otherwise would have barriers. These barriers include lack of coverage, geographic isolation, language and culture, mental illness and homelessness. View the listings of clinics in Lane County that help by offering free and discounted rates for medical and/or dental care.
FamilyWize has partnered with United Way to provide the FamilyWize Prescription Savings Card. FamilyWize is a Community Service Partnership focused on improving the health of individuals, families and communities by helping to make prescription medications more affordable. Learn more about how to save money on prescriptions.
2016-2017 Strategic Investments:
United Way of Lane County strategically invests in programs that measurably help us create opportunities for all members of our community to live a healthy life. Learn more on the strategic investments we make to improve the health of our community. The investments seek to accomplish the following:
- Improve access to basic healthcare for vulnerable populations, including access to health services for prevention, treatment and wellness.
- Individuals/children have a medical home and access to healthcare services.
- Children receive at least one development screen prior to school entry and are connected to appropriate services.
- Advance community health outcomes in alignment with the Lane County Community Health Improvement Plan goal areas.
United Way Staff Contacts
For questions regarding United Way’s Health work, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org reach:
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