Media Release

Cover the Uninsured Week

Wednesday, March 10, 2010 4:30 PM
ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - March 14 - 20, 2010, is "Cover the Uninsured Week."  Alachua County's CHOICES Health Services has joined organizations across the United States to recognize and raise awareness of this initiative.
Today, forty-six million Americans are uninsured.  The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation says it created the Cover the Uninsured initiative to promote awareness of this growing health care crisis.  Through Cover the Uninsured, policy-makers, health care professionals, grassroots organizers, faith leaders, business communities and active citizens work together to promote the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative's stated purpose.  The initiative also promotes national, state and local programs that endeavor to expand access to health care. 
CHOICES Health Services provides affordable quality healthcare to Alachua County's working uninsured.  CHOICES also supports the University of Florida Equal Access Clinic and the Helping Hands Clinic in their efforts to expand healthcare access to County residents.
For more information about Cover the Uninsured visit
For more information or to apply for CHOICES Health Services, call 352-264-6772 or visit


If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).