(Above) After a lifetime of relying on the Emergency Room for healthcare services, Tiffany was connected to primary and specialty care physicians she and her daughters needed to stay healthy. United Way and the Milwaukee Health Care Partnership work together to ensure care coordination services are available to low-income and vulnerable patients across the community.
The health of individuals is a strong indicator of the health of a community. Achieving and maintaining good health is important during all stages of life, from conception through childhood, into adulthood and through older age.
But many people in our community struggle to get the care they need.
The Milwaukee Health Care Partnership, a collaboration between the regional health systems, federally qualified health centers, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations, aims to reduce disparities and improve health outcomes for low-income and otherwise vulnerable people in our community.
To make sure no one falls through the cracks of the healthcare system, United Way and the Milwaukee Health Care Partnership created the Health Improvement Fund to support non-profit, health and human service providers in Milwaukee County.
Grants are made to organizations working towards one or more of the following priorities:
- COVERAGE: Reach out and enroll those who are eligible, in public or private health insurance.
- ACCESS: Increase availability and accessibility of health care services.
- CARE COORDINATION: Improve care coordination/navigation within or across social and health care delivery systems.
- COMMUNITY HEALTH: Address targeted community health needs as identified in the Milwaukee Community Health Needs Assessment, prioritized in the MHCP Plan and tied to cross-sector initiatives.
Your gift to the Health Improvement Fund connects vulnerable populations to high quality medical, dental, behavioral health and prevention services.