Our Networks - United Partnership Council
The United Partnership Council is a cross-sector group of organizations that coordinate their work to improve education, health and housing in Weber County. The Council seeks to increase efficiencies by encouraging groups to work together to address community issues.
UWNU provides staff to organize and facilitate many of the committees below and participate in others. The council includes representatives from Ogden School District, Weber School District, Ogden-Weber Technical College, Ogden-Weber Community Action Partnership, Ogden City, Weber State University, America First Credit Union, Weber-Morgan Health Department, Weber Human Services, United Way of Northern Utah, and more.
By working together, the United Partnership Council can magnify the efforts of many concerned citizens and organizations working to improve the living conditions of our individuals, families, and neighborhoods.
- Prenatal to 3 Development
- Kindergarten Readiness
- Elementary Literacy
- 9th Grade to Postsecondary
Housing Coalition (Ogden CAN, Prosperity Center of Excellence, Ogden United)
- Ogden Food Council
- OgdenCAN Chronic Care Coalition
- OgdenCAN Healthy Lifestyles taskforce
- OgdenCAN Health Subcommittee
The New Ogden Food Council!
The Ogden Food Council will aim to serve as a public forum for discussing food issues, foster coordination between different sectors of the food system, evaluate and influence policies, as well as support programs and services that address local needs. This includes identifying opportunities for:
- Improving access to healthy, affordable, and culturally appropriate food for all Ogden residents
- Strengthening Ogden’s food economy by supporting local farmers, food workers, and food entrepreneurs
The Council will be made up of a diverse group of individuals who represent all sectors of the food system, including but not limited to production, processing, distribution, retail, consumption, access, education, and nutrition.
Food Security Assessment
To address a problem, first you need to understand it. That's why United Way of Northern Utah played a key role in supporting Ogden Civic Action Network’s (OgdenCAN) first phase of a Weber County Food Security Assessment, published in February 2021.
UWNU's staff guided the assessment through the development process from the beginning to end of the project. The assessment will help the food security steering committee, made up of local nonprofits, government agencies, and community members, understand the issues so they can implement effective solutions.
UWNU continues to facilitate the steering committee. This committee recently set priorities to develop a local food policy council and other strategies based on findings and recommendations in the report.
To download the Food Security Assessment, click the image below.