National Cover-the-Uninsured Week Post #1
<<"Cover the Uninsured Week" Activities
The plight of the uninsured will be the focus of activities March 10-16, 2003 as the ANA, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, AFL-CIO, American Medical Association, Health Insurance Association of America, American Hospital Association, AARP and other national groups recognize Cover the Uninsured Week.
According to the latest figures from the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of Americans without health insurance rose to 41.2 million in 2001, an increase of 1.4 million uninsured Americans from the previous year.
Cover the Uninsured Week kicked off March 5 with an event in Washington, DC, featuring the CEOs of the partner organizations including ANA President Barbara Blakeney. Some 450 events are planned March 10-16 in more than 40 states. More than 20 CMAs (state nurses associations)are participating as well as members of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and the National Student Nurses Association. In addition, there will be extensive media coverage, ranging from news coverage and opinion pieces to public service announcements and features in story lines of major network TV shows
Activities for the week-long event include town hall meetings, teach-ins, health fairs, business and labor activities, and interfaith and religious events. 27 cities across the country will hold major campaigns, but materials are available for everyone who wants to participate. Discover upcoming events, and register for events online! For more information, go to: www.CoverTheUninsuredWeek.org
NYC area's Cover the Uninsured Week Activities (.pdf format; Adobe Acrobat Reader required)
New York City Town Hall Meeting
Bronx Town Hall Meeting
Brooklyn Town Hall Meeting
Queens Town Hall Meeting
CUNY Campus Event
NYU Campus Event
Health Fair Information