United Health Organization (UHO)
The United Health Organization (UHO) is a non-profit organization based in Detroit, Michigan, that has served the community for over 50 years with a mission to improve health and quality of life through asymptomatic disease detection, education in health and community involvement.
The communities served by UHO mostly reside in Wayne County, Detroit where there is a rich diversity of populations, including African Americans, Hispanics, Greeks, Asians, Polish, eastern Irish, eastern Indians, and Native Americans.
FROM 1969 TO 1998 UHO OFFERED FREE HEALTH SCREENINGS TO THE WAYNE COUNTY COMMUNITY THROUGH THE PROJECT HEALTH O' RAMA.
IN 1999 THE NAME CHANGED TO PROJECT HEALTHY LIVING.
UHO'S PROJECTS OVER THE YEARS WXYZ (Channel 7) Detroit
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Project Healthy Living
1994 WXYZ Detroit: Denise Dadour Health O’ Rama
Christ Over COVID Antibody Prevalence Program (COCAPP), serves as a foundational vehicle for the organization to provide communities with resources, educational information, and access to COVID-19 services.
This information is integrated with a faith-based component to give congregates a comprehensive understanding of how COVID-19 works and why it should matter to them.
The Wayne County Oral Health Coalition (WCOHC) is one of 7 coalitions that work collaboratively with the Michigan Oral Health Coalition. The WCOHC has over 55 plus active members representing a wide variety of partners; Community-based, Faith-based, Educational, Health, Federal, and Social Organizations.
UHO’s longest running initiative, Project Healthy Living (PHL), provides free and low-cost health screenings, or services, to about 10,000 participants annually. This long-term program has provided a gateway for community-based and health-based organizations to connect with hard-to-reach populations.
UHO has been fulfilling this mission for since 1967 through several community initiatives including Project LEAP (Learn, Eat, Activity and Play), Community Flu Initiative, Worksite Wellness, Diabetes Prevention Program, Oral Health Coalitions, and the Affordable Healthcare Act Education Project.
Rosedale Park Baptist Church
Pastor Gregory Alexander
A current program, Christ Over COVID Antibody Prevalence Project (COCAPP), is directed at removing barriers to access for COVID related services, like testing and immunization.
WCOHC's Faith-Based Committee developed a partnership with several health ministries and medical personnel to provide objective data to the church leadership to support its decision-making process in re-opening its physical doors.