Community In Action

Examples of programs, policies, and tools in action.

Partners in Salt Lake County Centralize Social Services

In low income communities in Salt Lake, Davis, and Summit Counties, United Way and its partners are answering the multiple challenges of poverty with multiple coordinated services in convenient community hubs. Through Promise Partnerships, community stakeholders set goals, share data and results, and align programs within each of six Salt Lake neighborhoods. One of the Promise Partnership strategies is integrated service delivery through Community Schools and Neighborhood Centers. 

Located in schools, apartment complexes, and other locations residents can easily access, Community Schools and Neighborhood Centers centralize health, education, and social services. For example, these centers offer English classes for immigrants with limited English skills, afterschool tutoring and mentoring, job training and career guidance, tax preparation assistance, exercise and recreation opportunities, and health screenings and preventive care. 

To learn more, watch United Way and community stakeholders describe Community Schools and Neighborhood Centers, or visit http://www.uw.org/.

Communities in Action provide examples of strategies or tools in action. Their purpose is to connect like-minded communities in their implementation efforts, giving insight into how others are tackling key challenges and what they've accomplished. To learn more about the evidence supporting this strategy's effectiveness or resources to help move towards implementation, see the What Works for Health summary of Social service integration.

Date added: March 26, 2014