Health

Improving health and well-being

United Way works 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. United Way’s health pathway strategically provides resources for individuals and families to live healthy lives.

The Health Pathway

32,000 residents provided services at 18 locations in 2016
Tennessee ranks 43rd out of 50 states for overall health
528 youth participated in SPARK in 2016
39% of MNPS students are overweight or obese
214 homeless families served (and those at risk for homelessness) in 2016
3,000 MNPS students are homeless
1,500 mothers received baby bags full of supplies in 2016
partnering to equip children and families with the education and resources to maintain healthy living
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 34 partner agencies focused on health.More Details