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Health

Pickaway County residents will have access to the services they need to become and remain healthy.

United Way of Pickaway County defines healthy youth as:

  • Advocating non-violent practices
  • Abstaining from tobacco, alcohol, and drug use
  • Practicing abstinence 
  • Living a healthy lifestyle for both mind and body
  • Being a law-abiding citizen

United Way of Pickaway County defines healthy adults as:

  • Living a healthy lifestyle for both mind and body
  • Maintaining low blood pressure
  • Maintaining a healthy BMI
  • Advocating non-violent practices
  • Abstaining from tobacco, alcohol, and drug use
  • Being a law-abiding citizen
  • Practicing abstinence or safe sex

Health Partners will demonstrate one of the measureable outcomes with a defined long-term impact.

Measurable Outcomes

  • Quality access to physical, dental, vision and/or mental health care and education
  • Quality access to affordable medication
  • Quality access to mental health and substance abuse services for children and adolescents
  • An increase in the percentage of youth and adults who are healthy and avoid risky behaviors

Long-Term Impacts

  • Babies are born at low risk for preventable health problems
  • Children and youth receive timely, regular preventative health care
  • Youth are healthy and avoid risky behavior
  • Adults are healthy and avoid risky behavior

Health Facts

  • More than 33% of children and adolescents are overweight or obese. That’s 25 million kids and teenagers.
  • Children with health coverage are better prepared to learn in school and succeed in life.1
  • The number of Americans without health insurance has increased steadily since the beginning of the century, now totaling about 47 million. More than 80% are working families.2
  • 8.7 million children live without health insurance – more than the total number enrolled in the first and second grades in U.S. public schools.3

1Institute of Medicine. From Neurons to Neighborhood: The Science of Early Childhood Development. Washington DC: National Academies Press, 2000.)
2Employee Benefit Research Institute estimates from the March Current Population Survey, 2007 Supplement.
3Compiled by the State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC), University of Minnesota School of Public Health, using data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey 2007.