Health

Mental Health Needs Assessment & ACEs | FamilyWize | Brain Health

Our Community deserves to be healthy and strong. United Way's funding priorities include:
  • Access to physical and mental health care
  • Strategies to live a healthy lifestyle to support mental or behavioral health
  • Healthy eating and physical activity 
  • Education about violence prevention and healthy relationships
  • Access to services for victims of disaster
Mental Health Needs Assessment & ACEs

Project Hope, an initiative of the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque, partnered with United Way of Dubuque Area Tri-States to conduct a needs assessment that took a focused look at needs and barriers to economic opportunity in Dubuque. To select focus areas, 75 professions were surveyed from a broad cross-section of service providers. Mental health and childcare services were overwhelmingly identified as pressing needs. Click here for the full Mental Health Needs Assessment. 

Adverse Childhood Experiences are incidents that harm social, cognitive and emotional functioning, and dramatically upset the safe, nurturing environments children need to thrive. To learn more about ACES, please click here


FamilyWize 

FamilyWize Discount Prescription Savings Program

Where to Get a Card

Please contact United Way of Dubuque Area Tri-States to find out where to get your free FamilyWize prescription drug discount card. These cards are being distributed through participating United Way partner agencies and other organizations in their area for people with no prescription drug coverage.

There is no cost to you or your family for this discount card and there are no enrollment or eligibility requirements. 

For more information, click here. 

Where to Use the Card

Click here to learn which pharmacies in your county accept the FamilyWize prescription drug discount card. 

How it Works

The FamilyWize Prescription Drug Discount Card enables you to receive discounted pricing on prescription drugs. It can offer immediate savings on prescription drugs at participating pharmacies for people that have no health insurance, during deductible periods, and for prescription medicine not covered by health insurance, Medicare, and other benefit plans. This is not insurance, nor is it intended to replace insurance. 

Simply present your FamilyWize card with each prescription from your doctor to the participating pharmacy at the time of purchase to receive your discounts. If you need to transfer a prescription, bring your empty prescription bottle or label with you to the pharmacy.

Save an average of up to 42% or more of the pharmacy's usual and customary retail price of prescription drugs, with the highest savings on generic drugs. 

Your cost will be the discount price with the FamilyWize card or the pharmacy's usual and customary retail price, whichever is the lower. this means you are assured the lowest price in that store, at the time your purchase the prescription medicine. If the pharmacy's price is lower, there is no savings or discount and the FamilyWize card cannot lower the co-pay for medicine covered by insurance. 


Brain Health

Creating awareness and reducing the stigma around mental health starts with you. Let's think of mental health as brain health. Become an advocate in the community, create awareness in your workplace, or create awareness around the opportunities you or your organization provide for brain health. Click here to see the training opportunities available to learn more about brain health and more. To provide information on training or opportunity in the community contact admin@dbqunitedway.org.

Partners working on Brain Health Training Work Group: United Way of Dubuque Area Tri-States, Community Foundations of Greater Dubuque, Substance Abuse Services Center, Dubuque Community YMCA/YWCA, Hillcrest Family Service, Crescent Community Health Center, University of Dubuque, 2-1-1 Information and Referral, Hawkeye Area Community Action Program.