United Way focuses on education, health, and financial stability because these are the building blocks upon which quality life is built. Education is essential to obtaining and keeping a job with a livable wage. Good health keeps children on track in school and allows adults to be productive. Financial resources allow families to secure today's necessities and to save for the future. All three focus areas are essential to building a solid base for strengthening the community. While education, health, and financial stability often depend on each other in an interconnected way, making the issues difficult to separate, United Way tracks how lives are changed through each area each year. The outcomes result from a strong United Way network of agencies and initiatives.