Improving Physical & Mental Health
One of United Way of Northwest Georgia‘s Community Partners is the DEO Clinic. The DEO Clinic provides free medical care to members of our community who do not have health insurance and lack the financial resources to access quality health care.
United Way provided $60,000 of additional funding to the DEO Clinic through a grant from United Healthcare. The DEO Clinic can serve over 900 adults with regular healthcare including approximately 3,500 appointments and lab visits. As a result of this funding, patients will enjoy a greater quality of life and an extended life expectancy. They benefit from simple, practical medicine, and true compassion. Encouragement, take-home materials, and referrals to other resources found in the community will keep them from losing health and hope. The entire community benefits when more of the community members are healthy.
In 2022, United Way of Northwest Georgia developed a comprehensive I&R guide to local mental health services that are distributed throughout the community. Our Information and Referral (I&R) staff had the training to make appropriate mental health referrals. The purpose of this program is to improve the health of those in need by making behavioral changes that will reduce stress in their lives.
Health Strategic Guideline:
Support prevention services so youth and adults are healthy and avoid risky behaviors.
Thanks to your gift to United Way last year:
1,784 individuals were provided access to health services.
509 individuals received counseling/therapy.
Your gift will:
Supply children with hearing, vision, and dental screenings
Help individuals receive residential treatment for drug and alcohol addiction
Give children born with birth defects access to lifesaving medical care
Provide care for elderly and disabled individuals