HFMA, along with other influential organizations around the country, is a national supporter of this important initiative. Sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the project is a nonpartisan, nationwide effort to urge U.S. leaders to make health care coverage for Americans their top priority. Volunteers work at hundreds of events nationwide to help uninsured people enroll in existing public coverage programs for which they are eligible, distribute information about local resources, and spread the word about this program.
Learn more about Cover the Uninsured Week.
HFMA is also a supporter of Covering Kids & Families. Also a national initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Covering Kids & Families is focused on reducing the number of eligible but uninsured children and adults through enrollment in Medicaid or the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP).
Learn more about Covering Kids & Families.
The Covering Kids & Families Back-to-School Campaign, an annual project of the Covering Kids & Families initiative, and its partners reach millions of families by organizing awareness and enrollment activities, encouraging its partners to disseminate information through various media venues, and recruiting celebrities to participate in campaigns across the country. The initiative has successfully linked thousands of eligible children and families with health care coverage by using eligibility policies and procedures that are coordinated among different coverage programs, a variety of outreach mechanisms, and simple eligibility policies and practices, contributing to the decline in the number of uninsured children from 11 million in 1997 to fewer than 8.3 million in 2005.
Learn more about the Covering Kids & Families Back-to-School Campaign.