Health

 

United Way of West Central Mississippi is building healthier, more resilient communities by promoting healthy eating and physical activity, expanding access to quality health care and integrating health into early childhood development.  We do this through collaborating with our partner agencies and other community organizations to provide programs that highlight healthy eating, encourage exercise, promote early health screenings, provide senior services, offer shelter and programs for the abused, provide crisis counseling and offer affordable health care; while always offering the opportunity for family to make healthy and proactive choices.

Our health goal is to educate community members on the importance of good health and make them aware of basic health and human services by addressing the following target issues:

  • Access to Healthcare
  • Prevention, Managment, and Treatment
  • Safe and Independent Living

The United Way of West Central Mississippi is collaborating with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Live healthy Action Team and Familywize

 

Our Funded Programs with Partner Agencies

Cary Christian Center

Parent/Child Program – provides support to young and single mothers with prenatal and parenting classes, as well as home visits.

Community Council

 Homemaker – supportive in home services for the elderly.

 Transportation – provides transportation to elderly and homebound seniors for doctor’s appointments.

 Case Management – screening instrument used and administered to determine the needs of the elderly and homebound.

 Ombudsman – trained advocate who receives grievances made by or on behalf of older residents of nursing homes or personal care facilities.

Good Shepherd

 Health Clinic – a clinic for individuals who have no insurance.  Free medicines are given if available.

 

Grace Christian Counseling Center

Counselor-in-Training – provides professional and qualified counseling to students.

HIV Services, Inc.     

Clinic – provides specific outpatient medical care and monitoring for the HIV/Aids patients of Warren County.