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Health

Health is a social determinant of Financial Stability (and vice versa) and we believe every individual deserves the opportunity to be healthy. To that end, United Way of Hunterdon County participates in key initiatives and programs to improve the overall health of our community.

Thriving Communities, formerly Technical Interventions for the Reduction of Obesity (TIRO) focuses on better meeting the needs of the Latino Community, and obtaining program grants aimed at decreasing health disparities within the Latino and other marginalized communities. To that end, UWHC continues to partner with the Hunterdon Healthcare System, the YMCA of Hunterdon County, ShopRite of Hunterdon, BaseCamp 31 and the faith-based community to expand the breath of programming.

Vamos Flemington Health Fair -- United Way of Hunterdon County marks National Minority Health Month with its annual Health Fair in April. The event is supported by the New Jersey Office of Minorities & Multicultural Health. 

Hunterdon Diaper Bank – UWHC entered into partnership with the Flemington Area Food Panty to lead the Hunterdon Diaper Bank to gain a clearer understanding of community need and allow for an increase in diaper drives, better monitoring of inventory and the collection of real-time data. In addition, the Hunterdon Diaper Bank will continue to provide diapers to food pantries and other county agencies.

FamilyWize Discount prescription program - UWHC partners with FamilyWize to offer free prescription drug discount cards to Hunterdon County residents and employees.

Partnership for Health - UWHC continues to play an active role in The Hunterdon County Partnership for Health (PFH), which comprises approximately 60 members representing community organizations and individual residents who all have the common goal to see a thriving, healthy Hunterdon. The continued focus of PFH is to encourage a healthy weight and lifestyle.

VOAD/COAD (Volunteer/Community Organizations Active in Disasters): The Volunteer Center remains a key location for folks to come together to engage in preparedness and long term recovery efforts after any disaster. As a lead agency in VOAD/COAD (Volunteer/Community Organizations Active in Disasters), United Way is prepared to assist in county-wide recovery efforts.

NJ 2-1-1 Partnership - When someone doesn’t know where to start, they can remember three numbers, 2-1-1. Dial "2-1-1" or visit nj211.org anytime. 211 provides information on everything from finding a local shelter during a flood or power outage to sources for rental assistance. In our state the 2-1-1 system is managed by the NJ 211 Partnership, a subsidiary of the United Ways of New Jersey. This confidential service is supported by local United Ways throughout New Jersey in partnership with the State of New Jersey. NJ2-1-1 is an active partner in the VITA Free Tax Preparation program.