Health

Good health is both a community responsibility and a community benefit. By partnering with community based organizations throughout Mercer County, United Way of Greater Mercer County UWGMC) is working to create a more resilient community through the following initiatives:
 
BARBERSHOP COLLABORATIVE
In partnership with UIH Family Partners, we will implement the Barbershop Collaborative in Mercer County, but the program is currently undergoing redevelpment. Check back soon to learn more...
 
DIABETES SELF-MANAGEMENT
In partnership with Quality Insights, we bring Diabetes Education to individuals in Mercer County! Quality Insights Quality Innovation Network offers Diabetes Self-Management Education and Diabetes Empowerment Education as part of the national Everyone with Diabetes Counts (EDC) initiative. With these programs participants learn to understand diabetes and its risks, as well as the importance of diet, exercise, keeping regular physician exams, receiving annual foot and eye exams, managing medications and much more. Learn more...
 
FAMILYWIZE
In partnership with FamilyWize Community Service Partnership we make prescriptions more affordable to the community. FamilyWize cards have provided needed relief with great success to individuals and families in Mercer County. Learn more...
 
SUMMERTIME FOOD INSECURITY
In Mercer County more than 20,000 students receive free and reduced breakfast and lunch every day in school (9,900 in the City of Trenton). On an average day in July only 1,800 students receive free summer meals. The costs to feed a person each day is $9.54, which many cannot afford.
 
This past summer we applied a multi-prong approach to impact food insecurity: awarding more than $75,000 to local nonprofits to expand their focus on summer hunger; packing more than 180,000 meals at Strike Out Hunger; and partnering with local and statewide government and nonprofit agencies to promote awareness of free summer meals for children. Learn more...
 
EMERGENCY FOOD AND SHELTER PROGRAM
The Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) is a federally-funded program administrated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). We are the fiscal agent for these funds and convenes a local board that determines which local social service agencies receive the funds.  The local board does this through an allocation formula using the most recent national population, unemployment, and poverty statistics. Learn more...

 

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