Rappahannock United Way

3310 Shannon Park Dr., Fredericksburg, VA 22408    |    (540) 373-0041

Focus Area: Healthy Living

$348,250 - 10 Programs - 8 Agencies

A healthy and happy community.

Rappahannock United Way is focused on creating a healthier community. We support programs that help individuals and families develop health habits, access health resources, and avoid risky behaviors. By reducing illness and injury, we hope to improve the quality of life in our area.

2018 Healthy Living Funding

$147000

Individuals will develop age-appropriate skills and habits to avoid risky behaviors for themselves and create safe communities.

$201250

Individuals and families manage the risk factors that contribute to chronic disease.

11,995 indivdiuals will benefit from funded programs focused on access to health care, counseling, nutrition and wellness.
348 invested in 10 programs at 8 local agencies creating impact.
1,598 Individuals and families will receive affordable counseling.
3,000+ will reduce their risk of chronic disease and injury, ranging from safety planning for domestic violence survivors to reducing risk of type 2 diabetes through education and exercise.
811 Individuals will improve health through affordable wellness programs.

Healthy Living Collaboration:

Rappahannock United Way collaborates with local agencies and other partners to advance Healthy Living in our region.  Our collaborative efforts include:

  • 16 funded programs
  • FamilyWize Prescription Assistance
  • Community Pharmacy Sponsorship
  • Childhood Trauma (ACEs) Workshop & Town Hall Sponsorship
  • Suicide Prevention Workshop & Town Hall Sponsorship
  • Member: Be Well Rappahannock Council / Executive Committee
  • Member: UWW Opioid Work Group

RUW Outcomes for Healthy Living:

  • Manage Risk Factors: Individuals and families manage the risk factors that contribute to chronic disease.
  • Avoid Risky Behaviors: Individuals will develop age appropriate skills and habits to avoid risky behaviors for themselves and create safe communities.

FamilyWize

FamilyWize is a national program that seeks to reduce the costs of prescription medicines for those in need. Rappahannock United Way distributes free discount prescription cards to connect as many low income individuals as possible with the service FamilyWize provides. In March 2012, FamilyWize honored RUW with its Community Partnership Award.

Healthy Living Outcome Stories