Spotlight: Born Healthy

The path to prosperity begins at birth. Children must be born into safe homes with families who are socially, emotionally and financially prepared to care for them.

July 2019 – United Way’s Steps to Success framework focuses on nine critical milestones on the path to prosperity. This month we’re focusing on the Born Healthy Step.

Expert Insights

Read our feature article about the importance of healthy births and how communities across the region are tackling this issue.

Program Spotlight

Learn about the Petersburg Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program, which has contributed to a significant decline in teen pregnancies since 2009.

Success Story

A Cleared Path to Prosperity

Ashley knew she needed help. It was 2015, she was pregnant and she had recently left a physically and verbally abusive relationship. That’s when Ashley found Quin Rivers, a United Way-funded partner in New Kent, VA. Ashley shares her story of how United Way was able to help her and her children during that difficult time.

Supported Agencies

By The Numbers

Our new online data hub tracks data related to born healthy. Indicators include birth weight, prenatal care, births to mothers with less than a 12th grade education and teen pregnancy. Learn more and see how our region is doing.