Health

Helping people get healthy, and stay healthy

Being healthy, and staying healthy, make it possible to accomplish everyday tasks and live life to its fullest. Whether it is a neighbor without health insurance, a newborn facing an uncertain future, a senior in need of an advocate or ways to stay active, or a caretaker seeking support, United Way of Sumner County is fighting to ensure everyone has access to affordable, quality healthcare and related services.

Community Challenges

  • Approximately 10 percent of Sumner County residents under the age of 65 have no health insurance.
  • More than 16 percent of Sumner County residents are over the age of 65, with one in five being food insecure.
  • One in eight Sumner County residents over the age of 65 have Alzheimer's disease.
  • Approximately 1,900 Sumner County residents live in long-term-care facilities.
  • An estimated 33 percent of local residents are considered obese, with nearly 10 percent having diabetes.
  • Approximately 7.7% of babies born in Sumner County are born with low birth weight, increasing the vulnerability of the babies and their mothers.

Creating Positive Change

United Way of Sumner County is fighting to improve the health of our community by working with our partners to make it easier for everyone to get – and stay – healthy. From nursing assistance for families with newborns, to programs that help seniors stay active, we are creating positive change by funding programs that serve the health needs of all demographics of our population.

For 2020-21, United Way of Sumner County allocated $105,784 to local programs in the Health focus area. To learn more about these programs, click HERE.