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Health  

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Good health is one of the most important building blocks to a quality life. Rappahannock United Way is working to make our community a healthier and happier place to live.

Strategies

  • Individuals and families improve healthy behaviors to reduce health risk factors
  • Individuals reduce negative behaviors that are detrimental to personal and family safety

Initiatives

famwize

FamilyWize is a national program that seeks to reduce the costs of prescription medicines for those in need. Rappahannock United Way distributes free discount prescription cards to connect as many low income individuals as possible with the service FamilyWize provides.In March 2012, FamilyWize honored RUW with its Community Partnership Award. Read more.

You can text to FamilyWize to save money on prescriptions.

Program Outcomes

Specialty Clinics – providing healthcare services beyond primary care needs – including chronic care, dental, mental health and cardiology to more than 1,400 medically indigent patents – improving their general health status and helping them obtain optimal functioning in relation to their long term physical and mental health.

Senior Support Services – providing in-home visiting and support, and transportation services to more than 300 seniors – allowing them the emotional and practical support needed to remain physically and mentally healthy, living independently in their own homes as a functioning part of our community

Mental Health Counseling and Support Services – providing affordable counseling, therapy and support groups to more than 1,000 individuals and family members, serving as a foundation for improved health status and quality of life.

Summer Activities Program for Children – providing a safe and fun environment for more than 150 low-income at-risk children. Children increase their level of fitness knowledge and activities improving their overall physical health and wellbeing.

Temporary Foster Care and Adoption Services – ensuring more than 100 high-risk children are cared for in safe and nurturing families to meet each child’s unique physical, emotional, and social developmental needs.

Court Advocacy Services - providing volunteer court advocates for 100 children who are the victims of abuse, neglect and abandonment, ensuring they remain or are placed in safe and nurturing homes.

Sexual Assault Support Services – providing education and support to more than 800 victims of sexually violent crimes and sexual abuse, to lessen the impact the trauma will have long term on their lives.

 
Total Rappahannock United Way Invested in Health for 2013/2014 = $411,981