Community Health & Well-Being

United Way of Central Alabama is

committed to promoting
a healthier community.

Across our six counties, however, life expectancy is only 73.6 years — down four years from the national average of 77.6. But it’s not surprising when 47% of people in our service area lack access to opportunities for physical activity and more than one out of every 10 people struggles to have enough food.

Through initiatives that improve access to nutritious food, encourage physical activity, enhance the quality of healthcare services and provide support for maternal and mental health, we’re creating an environment that’s more conducive to healthy living.

Our Impact in 2023


clients received health, medical or nutrition-related services


clients participated in physical activity and/or healthy nutrition programs


Clients with disabilities provided with services designed to improve quality of life


Clients received physical/mental health services (including substance abuse)


preventive mental or physical health screenings


Uninsured clients provided with medical services

Partners & Programs

AIDS Alabama
Alabama Head Injury Foundation
Alabama Kidney Foundation
Aletheia House
American Cancer Society
American Heart Association
American Red Cross – Mid Alabama Region
Arc of Central Alabama
Arc of Shelby County
Arc of Walker County
Cahaba Valley Health Care
Catholic Family Services
Central Alabama Wellness

Children’s Aid Society of Alabama
Children’s of Alabama
Collat Jewish Family Services
Disability Rights and Resources
Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama
Impact Family Counseling
Lakeside Hospice
Legacy YMCA
Legal Aid Society of Birmingham
Levite Jewish Community Center
The Literacy Council
Oasis Counseling for Women and Children

Raleigh’s Place
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama
Sickle Cell Disease Assoc. of America, Central Alabama Chapter
SPAN (Special Programming for Achievement Network)
Travelers Aid Society of Birmingham, Alabama
Workshops Empowerment
United Ability
YMCA of Chilton County
YMCA of Greater Birmingham

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