Combined Health Agencies has partnered with United Way of San Diego to further improve the health of the San Diego community. Originally, both organizations were conducting separate workplace donation campaigns within San Diego businesses. However, in 1974 they realized they had a similar goal; both organizations wanted to improve the community of San Diego in some way. They joined forces and created a single campaign for donations called the United Way/CHAD Campaign. (CHAD is the acronym for Combined Health Agencies Drive.) Through the United Way/CHAD Campaign, Combined Health Agencies receives donations to fund our 23 member agencies. In addition to direct donations, United Way allocates a portion of the total undesignated donations from the United Way/CHAD Campaign to Combined Health Agencies. This added funding is one of the many benefits of our partnership with United Way. The donations members of Combined Health Agencies receive fund programs, services and scientific research. We believe that our partnership with United Way allows us to have a greater impact in the San Diego community.