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United Way of Greater Toledo Is Using Partnerships and Data to Achieve Community Wide Goals

In 2013, the United Way of Greater Toledo (UWGT) embarked on a new approach to goal setting. With the creation of Live United 2020 goals, for the first time, the organization will hold itself accountable for community level goals rather than program...

United Way of Greater Atlanta: Data-Driven Partnerships to Increase Access to Health Care

In a community as large and diverse as Atlanta, the County Health Rankings are a valuable source of data that helps to inform the work of local organizations, including United Way of Greater Atlanta. “The County Health Rankings have been helpful for...

Where everyone chips in to improve health: How United Way of Greater Lafayette helps channel community assets

Fundraising can certainly be a challenge for community health improvement efforts, but in Tippecanoe County, IN, an interconnection of resources has proven to be just as effective as dollars. Healthy Active Tippecanoe , a community initiative...

New River Valley: Healthy by Design Transforms and Empowers Youth Participants

The New River Valley Region, nestled in the foothills and valleys of the Blue Ridge Mountains, is in the mid-Appalachian Region. It includes Montgomery, Pulaski, Floyd and Giles counties. The cities of Blacksburg (home of Virginia Tech),...

The Power of Relationships: Rapid Response to a Youth Suicide Cluster

Known as Washington State's gateway to the Pacific Islands and the Olympic Peninsula, Grays Harbor County, a mostly rural community, is grappling with effects of a downturn in their local resource based economy. Educational attainment is low,...

Building a Business Case for Better Health: Allen County, OH

In Lima, OH, located in Allen County, community leaders are discovering the economic benefits of building a healthy, attractive community for residents to live, learn, work and play. In the 2012 County Health Rankings , Allen County ranked 75 out of...

Part III: Collaborating to Improve Community Safety in Genesee County, Michigan

Public safety is an important component of every community’s overall health. In Flint, MI, located in Genesee County, the violent crime rate is over 400 percent of the national average, making safety a primary concern for many of the city’s residents.

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