The plight of the nearly 46 million Americans who lack health coverage will take center stage across the country during Cover The Uninsured Week (May 1-7, 2006). This nationwide effort to urge leaders and policymakers to make health coverage for Americans their top priority kicked off April 26th in Washington, DC.
A Capitol Hill briefing is slated for May 2nd, which includes Vondie Woodbury, Executive Director of the Muskegon Community Health Project, which began in 1994 as part of the Comprehensive Community Health Models of Michigan (CCHMs). Part of their work was developing Access Health, an innovative model of providing health care access for the uninsured and working poor of Muskegon County.
Learn more by visiting http://covertheuninsured.org/. The Kellogg Foundation is a national partner for Cover the Uninsured Week, which began in 2003.