Goal: Children and adults in Washington County are physically and mentally healthy.
- Reducing rates of substance abuse through prevention, education, and treatment
- Increasing awareness and access to mental health services
- Supporting life-long healthy choices
As the World Health Organization puts it, “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” Good health is fundamental to our capacity to enjoy life, provide for our families, realize our dreams, and contribute to our community.
U.S. businesses lose more than $1 trillion a year in productivity due to chronic illness, Washington County is facing a drug epidemic, and young people are struggling to find resources for mental health.
United Way of Washington County is working to address the root causes of these issues. We engaged in community conversations and meetings with local leaders in the healthcare field to understand which health issues are most important to Washington County. Together, we will make Washington County a healthier, more vibrant community!