Good health is fundamental to people's capacity to enjoy their lives, to provide for their families, to realize their dreams, and to contribute to society. Achieving good health depends on personal choice and responsibility; however, people's health behaviors are also shaped by conditions over which they as individuals have little or no control.

We are improving the overall health of our community by focusing on programs that: increase access to critical healthcare services; reduce substance abuse; and increase health education and preventive care.


Priority Investment Areas:

  • Healthy Living
  • Mental Health Services

See our impact in these areas. View the 2013 Community Impact Report for results.


Focus Highlight:

FamilyWize Discount Card: This prescription drug discount card enables individuals with little to no insurance coverage to receive reduced pricing on medications. Learn more >


Community Program Partners:

Boys and Girls Club of Rockford, Easter Seals Children's Development Center, Family Counseling Services of Northern Illinois, Rockford MELD, Rockford Sexual Assault Counseling, Rosecrance

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For thousands of area youth, middle school is the defining moment in their lives. See how United Way and its partners are creating a movement to help middle school students achieve success. Visit

Parents or guardians of children ages birth to five who are residents of Meridian CUSD #223 can register for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library today!

Don't wait another day. Call 2-1-1 to connect with information on counseling programs and support groups to help you reestablish safety and independence.

This free, easy-to-use tool connects your time and talent with volunteer opportunities from local nonprofit organizations. Search by interests and time availability.

Secure the lowest price on your prescription with this free drug lookup tool from our partners at FamilyWize.

We fight for the health, education and financial stability of every family in every neighborhood