Promoting Health

We believe every individual should have the resources to become strong and resilient

STRATEGIES
Promote healthy aging

We promote the physical, social, and emotional wellbeing of older persons on the Cape & Islands, especially as they age in place. 

Support prevention and recovery services

We must support organizations working to prevent children and teens from engaging in negative behaviors before substance use begins. We must also provide resources to residents in the community currently struggling with addiction.

1 in 7 local residents struggle with addiction. Rates of teen substance use for alcohol and heroin exceed the state average. 

Community Health Needs Assessment Report and Implementation Plan 2014-2016

Almost 30% of the population on Cape Cod is age 65+.

American Community Survey, 2017

22.2% of Massachusetts' budget goes towards substance use. Only 1¢ of every dollar pays for prevention and treatment. The other 99¢ pays for the consequences.

Center on Addiction 2018

During our 2018 – 2019 Community Impact Grant Cycle, nonprofits supporting health initiatives on the Cape and Islands achieved the following results: 

294

persons with disabilities who accessed physical activity programs

900

holistic treatments for substance use and recovery 

297

individuals accessed mental health and behavioral supports 

961

individuals accessed nutritional and medical screenings ​

144

seniors were helped with aging in place

CAPE AND ISLANDS UNITED WAY

1600 Falmouth Road, Unit 25
P.O. Box 367

Centerville, MA 02632
508.775.4746 

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