Goal: Improving People's Health
Good health is important to us all. Whether it is a neighbor without health insurance, a victim of abuse, or someone struggling with mental illness or an addiction, we are working to ensure everyone has access to affordable and quality care.
Looking for information to help your child? We also support the Parent Resource Guide, published by The Missoula Forum for Children and Youth. It has great facts and ideas on how you can support the child (or teen) in your life.
To achieve our goal, we:
- Support critical health-care services, including early-detection screening
- Reduce substance abuse, child abuse, and domestic violence
- Prevent childhood obesity
- Reduce and prevent suicide
Preventing suicide is everyone's business. Montana has the nation's highest suicide rate and has had one of the highest rates for years. But there are many effective strategies that can be employed to stem this tragic tide. To shed a light of hope on the dark issue of suicide, and to increase alignment and collaboration between public and private organizations working to prevent suicide, United Way helped found the Western Montana Suicide Prevention Initiative, now called Project Tomorrow Montana. WMSPI's first public initiative was "Not Alone," a suicide-prevention summit held September 2014, at which 225 health-care workers, students, mental health counselors, nonprofit staff, veterans counselors, educators and members of the business and faith communities received training in strategies proven effective in recognizing and addressing the signs of suicide. Click here to visit the Project Tomorrow Montana website for more information.
Our Health Partners
First STEP Resource Center
500 W Broadway Missoula, MT 59802
Open Aid Alliance/HIV/Hepatitis C Testing, Counseling, & Referral Program
500 N Higgins, Ste 100 Missoula, MT 59802
Partnership Health Center/Access to Therapy, Healthcare and Screenings/Lowell School Clinic
323 W Alder Missoula, MT 59802
Denotes partners receiving a community impact fund grant. For a full list of partners receiving community impact grants, click here.