Access to Health Care
In “Life in the Capital Region: 2014 Assessment of Our Community,” we learned that significant health disparities exist within Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry counties, and more than 43,000 local residents lack health insurance.
Based on this information, United Way of the Capital Region identified lack of access to health care as a priority issue and convened an expert community task force to help create potential strategies to address this problem. You can see their findings by reading the full or summary reports from this task force:
To address these issues, United Way of the Capital Region has partnered with the community to launch a pilot project focusing on access to health care beginning in the City of Harrisburg. The project helps the un- and underinsured navigate the health care system, overcome barriers to care and connect with a primary health provider.
Learn more about the Access to Health Care Pilot Project.
You can also learn more about our current and future work in the areas of health, education, income and basic needs by viewing our United for Change piece.