Kaiser Permanente and United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta began a proud partnership in 2009 to increase metro Atlanta residents” access to primary health care. With funding support from Kaiser, United Way has provided more than 1,800 low-income individuals and families with critical health care, which otherwise may have been out of reach.
Consider this: In Gwinnett, 7.5 percent of newborns have low birth weight, which
sometimes equates to ongoing health challenges for mother and child, and 26 percent of Gwinnett residents are uninsured. Through this Kaiser partnership, United Way is addressing barriers to quality health care through its Healthy Communities initiative to give residents a chance at better living through services, education and outreach.
As United Way moves into its fourth year of partnership with Kaiser, we are placing an increased emphasis on care coordination, health education and expansion of services for the uninsured. Over the next several months, United Way will work in area communities to deliver on our shared goals and create building blocks for disadvantaged families and individuals to access and maintain quality care.