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Education, income and health are the building blocks for a good life. Access to quality health care keeps children on rack in school and adults productive at work. United Way’s 10-year goal, established in 2008, is to increase by one-third the percentage of healthy youth and adults. This requires that more Americans have access to health coverage and to good primary care from (and even before) birth, as well as the resources to avoid or stop substance abuse and other risky behaviors.

United Way partnered with the Muskegon Community Health Project, Mercy Health Partners, Public Health-Muskegon County, Lakeshore Health Network and Community Mental Health on a 2012 Community Health Needs Assessment for Muskegon, Oceana and Newaygo counties. To read the report, click here.

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