Category Archives: Health

United Way sponsors conference to help employers respond to domestic violence among employees, January 24, 2014

United Way of the Mid-South’s network of partners works to reduce domestic violence in our community in many ways, including the use of education and awareness efforts. Domestic violence isn’t a “private matter” that stays in a person’s home when … Continue reading

Posted in Crime, Education, Events, Health, Improving health for adults & seniors, Information Resources, News, Strengthening families and neighborhoods

Insider’s Look: United Way staff members collect food for Thanksgiving baskets

United Way Fundraising Specialist Lauren Hammond has been wearing two hats in our offices recently, helping drive in resources for the fundraising drive in her normal work while also coordinating our staff’s Thanksgiving basket collection effort. Last year, United Way … Continue reading

Posted in Events, Health, Volunteers

Youth United Way students give of their weekends to assemble Thanksgiving boxes

Last Saturday, students in the Youth United Way Leadership Program gave time and energy to assemble ten boxes of non-perishable items for local families to enjoy this Thanksgiving. The students donated food items and worked on teams to create more … Continue reading

Posted in Events, Health, News, Volunteers, Youth United Way

Quick photo: Strategic Plan meetings focused on local health priorities

This morning, leaders working to address Mid-South health meet to discuss local health issues and how United Way’s evolutionary strategic plan can help improve area measures.

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Unable to speak at age six with a cleft palate, United Way staff member Nakisha Coffey is now a voice for our common good

Nakisha Coffey shocked many of her coworkers at United Way of the Mid-South earlier this year when she shared that as a child, United Way had helped her in overcoming a cleft palate condition. Cleft palate is a condition that … Continue reading

Posted in Health, Helping children and youth succeed, LEAA - Loaned Executives Alumni Association, Loaned Executives, Partner Agencies, Personal Stories

October is national disability employment awareness month, breast cancer awareness month

The month of October features two large national awareness campaigns addressing people’s health: disability employment and breast cancer. These two issues are part of United Way of the Mid-South’s continuous focus on education, income and health for our community. We … Continue reading

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Take a quick survey and help United Way build a healthier community!

United Way and Shelby County Government are asking local citizens to help build a healthier community by completing a quick 10-15 minute anonymous survey online this summer. As part of United Way’s Strategic Plan work we are continuing to gather information … Continue reading

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