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Health

Whether it is a neighbor without health insurance, a victim of abuse, or someone struggling with mental illness or an addiction, United Way and our agencies are working to ensure everyone has access to affordable and quality care. Access to quality health care keeps children on track in school and adults productive at work. Achieving our goal requires us all to become more aware of health risks and the potential effects they have on ourselves and others, starting from before birth.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

See the Change in the Kearney Area...

  • 3,650 infants and children received immunizations, medical, and dental care.

  • Phelps/Harlan Co. CASA helped to close 21 children’s cases last year.

  • 22 children were helped by Kearney Co. CASA in 2011.

  • 4,387 children’s health was improved due to proper nutrition.

  • 84% of S.A.F.E Center clients attending support groups state that they know more ways to plan for safety, they know more about available community resources and they are more hopeful about their futures.

  • The ARC of Buffalo County served 252 individuals with disabilities last year.

  • Last year, the Ft. Kearney Red Cross chapter responded to 35 fires, provided emergency needs for 190 individuals, and helped bring 44 serviceman home due to family emergencies.