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The United Way of Salt Lake recently completed a comprehensive analysis of the community’s most critical health and human service needs. KSL believes it is important for the community at large to know what was learned. Here’s United Way’s list of the most pressing problems:

    1. Lack of affordable health care.
    1. Lack of affordable mental health care.
    1. Alcohol/Drug abuse.
    1. Barriers to affordable housing.
    1. Barriers to education.
    1. Barriers to public transportation.
    1. Cultural/Language differences.
    1. Family violence.
    1. Lack of affordable childcare. United Way is using the survey to determine where to direct the money the organization raises each year. It helps assure the resources will be used most wisely. Indeed, during the coming year some $8-million will help fund 132 programs designed to alleviate some of the suffering in our communities.
    The list also provides cause for sobering reflection by all citizens in the greater Salt Lake area. We encourage our viewers and listeners to consider the challenges faced by those around them. Critical needs exist! In KSL’s view, greater sensitivity to the problems of others, along with generous donations to organizations like United Way, can go a long way toward alleviating the unfortunate and often needless suffering so many endure.

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