We remove barriers to ensure everyone in our community is healthy, with a focus on access to food and healthcare.
Our goal is to ensure that everyone in our community is healthy and has access to food and healthcare. There’s a lot of work to do. To start, we are partnering with health providers, nonprofits and community-based organizations to increase healthcare access, and we are beginning with COVID-19 vaccinations. We are also continuing to strengthen and support the emergency food system to reduce hunger among families and older adults.
Good health, including access to healthcare and nutritional food, is foundational to success in school, work and life. Yet, in Arizona, food insecurity increased since COVID-19, especially among children and senior adults. In fact, 1 in 5 children and 1 in 7 seniors don’t have enough to eat. Access to quality healthcare is also a barrier.
Valley of the Sun United Way has compiled this list of COVID-19 vaccine resources for Maricopa County residents.
Together with many partners - food banks and delivery programs, senior nutrition and outreach services, behavioral health programs, cancer support, and school health services to name a few – we are working to improve our community’s health.