Health

Improving health and well-being

United Way of Metropolitan Nashville strives to provide Nashvillians with the tools they need to pursue healthy lifestyle choices. Along the Health pathway, individuals and families can find resources to improve their health and well-being. In 2016, 34% of investments were earmarked toward health strategies in our community. Last year, United Way funded 43 programs within 25 partner agencies in the area of health. 

The Health Pathway

188,000 served at 18 locations from 2010-2015
Tennessee ranks 43rd out of 50 states for overall health*
493 youth participated at 13 sites, including 2 Family Resource Centers from 2010-2015
5,600 mothers received baby bags full of supplies from 2010-2015
$6 Billion is spent annually on preventable health conditions*
176 homeless families served (and those at risk for homelessness) from 2010-2015
8,000 benefiting community members from 2010-2015
3,081 MNPS students were homeless in 2015*
focused on healthy living
Only 21% of adults meet the recommended physical activity guidelines*
Programs
Family Empowerment Program
Family Empowerment Program

The Family Empowerment Program helps homeless students and their families (and those at-risk) find and secure stable housing.More Details

SPARK™
SPARK™

The SPARK™ after-school program promotes physical activity and healthy eating for youth.More Details

Family Resource Centers
Family Resource Centers

United Way’s FRCs work to assist at-risk children and their families in meeting specific health and human service needs.More Details

Ryan White Part B
Ryan White Part B

United Way partners with the Tennessee Department of Health to manage the Ryan White Part B and CDC Prevention grants.More Details

Health Funded Programs
Health Funded Programs

United Way funds 27 programs within 22 partner agencies focused on health.More Details