UWCF’s mission is to inspire our community to give, advocate and volunteer by identifying needs and mobilizing vetted resources to create positive, local change. We envision a united community where all are empowered to achieve their fullest potential. Annually, we provide services to more than 70,000 individuals in Central Florida, through our seven Impact Initiatives: Early Childhood Education, Academic Achievement, Financial Stability, Health, End Hunger, Community Partnership School, and Basic Needs.
UWCF has long worked with local health experts to identify the health services that would meet local, critical need and the specific assessments that would reliably measure the results of funded services.
Polk County Health and Human Services Indigent Health Care (IHC) program administration has allocated $5.2 million in IHC funding to the UWCF Community Wellness Initiative pilot program (Florida Statutes 212.055 (7); Polk County Ordinance 2015-76, as amended). UWCF desires to contract with agencies/organizations to provide programs/services, for behavioral health and preventative/early intervention, to reduce health care disparities to individuals and families in Polk County.
The focus of the initiative is to serve residents of Polk County without Healthcare Insurance/Coverage with incomes at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. With this initiative, we are proposing to align community-wide efforts to achieve greater impact through collaboration through the following objectives: