Category: Health

Staying fresh in Miami’s ever-growing mental health landscape

2019-10-08T15:18:23-04:00 October 8th, 2019|

Citrus Health Network, a United Way of Miami-Dade impact partner for over 25 years, started as a mental health center in 1979. Since then, its services have grown exponentially and continue to diversify. Two funded programs in particular are making major strides at serving our community’s most vulnerable.

Trauma-informed care takes center stage at community training

2018-11-01T12:53:45-04:00 October 31st, 2018|

United Way of Miami-Dade and The Melissa Institute recently teamed up to host a trauma-informed care training conference. From substance abuse to racial trauma and creating safe spaces, the conference offered practitioners the tools needed to help clients overcome trauma.

Meet Ester

2018-10-05T09:14:50-04:00 October 5th, 2018|

One out of eight women (about 12.4%) in the U.S. will develop breast cancer over the course of their lifetime. Discover how one breast cancer survivor beat the odds through a United Way funded program.

United Way kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness Month

2018-10-05T09:06:29-04:00 October 5th, 2018|

In Miami-Dade, breast cancer – the most frequently diagnosed cancer in women – and other life-threatening illnesses disproportionately affect the poor and the uninsured. Discover how we’re fighting for improved health all across our community.

Health initiatives target childhood obesity

2018-10-08T18:07:01-04:00 October 5th, 2018|

Good health is essential for all children to grow and develop. Learn how two United Way-funded initiatives are promoting the benefits of healthy eating habits and physical activity to students, parents and teachers.

Staying connected essential as we age

2018-10-08T18:42:00-04:00 October 5th, 2018|

As people are living longer lives, it’s important that we find ways to stay connected to our community. Learn how we’re investing in programs that help older adults stay healthy, independent and engaged.

Older adult advocacy takes center stage before election day

2018-09-04T17:15:36-04:00 September 4th, 2018|

As part of our work with the Older Adult Advocacy Taskforce, we met with local candidates about the unique needs of older adults. Learn how we’re increasing consciousness among leaders about the issues and opportunities of our aging community.

Mental health – Early detection and family support are key

2018-04-26T14:54:55-04:00 March 5th, 2018|

The tragic events at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have led to heightened awareness of the importance and need for increased mental health services, among other issues. For decades our United Way has been committed to improving mental health programs to help family members...