United Way — Live United
HEALTH Action Area
Connecting Lane County’s most vulnerable residents to healthcare
The 100% Access Healthcare Coalition formed as a result of the United Way of Lane County’s 2004 Community Needs Assessment which found that for the first time, health care, affordable medications and health insurance were the top three needs of all people in Lane County regardless of socioeconomic status, age, or geography. The Coalition is comprised of Lane County's leading health care providers including our hospitals, medical practitioners, safety net clinics, insurers, government agencies, private businesses and non-profit organizations who are committed to improving access to health care in Lane County – connecting more people to appropriate, quality health care at less cost.
The Coalition is working to connect people in Lane County with no (or inadequate) medical insurance to existing health resources while working to refine the current health delivery system as well as develop and implement new community-based medical programs and services to fill the gaps where most needed.
Strategic Investments for the 2013-2015 Cycle: To support our 2020 goal, we are strategically investing in programs that connect Lane County’s most vulnerable residents to healthcare. Click here for a listing.
Healthy Kids health coverage for Oregon children: we are supporting outreach efforts of the Oregon Health Plan’s Healthy Kids program. Healthy Kids aims to provide health coverage for every uninsured child in the state.For more information click here. For a listing of your local Lane County application assistors, follow this link and click Lane County on the interactive map.
Saving People money on prescriptions: The high cost of prescription drugs increases health care costs to our community when people are unable to control their chronic conditions or fight infection. The FamilyWize prescription drug discount program currently saves Lane County residents over $15,000 per month on prescription costs. Uninsured or under-insured people can download a coupon here and save 30% or more on their medications.
Resources and Reports – Click here to learn more about the state of health and healthcare in Lane County and to find resources about changes to the healthcare system in Oregon and across the nation.
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