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Health

The average household income in Marshall County makes it challenging for many families to access health services and nutritious foods. Many families are forced to sacrifice medical and prescription drug insurance to be able to put food on the table or pay their electric bill. It is especially tough for families and the growing number of residents who are the primary caregiver for a loved one, while also juggling the responsibilities of work, family, and maintaining their own health.

Since many health problems are preventable or manageable, United Way is working to expand access to healthy foods, nutrition education, and information about social services for the many vulnerable families living in our communities. In addition, we disseminate prescription drug discount cards to help community members who cannot afford important medications. And we help to support unpaid family caregivers so they can better maintain their own health while they provide care for a loved one.

With your support, we work to improve the quality of senior centers - the cornerstones of social, emotional and physical health for older adults in the community.  We ensure that older adults have access to in-home physical health care, nutritious meals and home repairs.  And we lead partnerships on the cutting edge of senior care to develop new models of delivering community-based services throughout our region and our state.

Whether it is a neighbor without health insurance, a victim of abuse, or someone struggling with mental illness or an addiction, United Way of Marshall County, working with its partner agencies and our community, believes TOGETHER WE CAN.

Our partner agencies supporting heath: