Media Release

Cover the Uninsured Week

Monday, March 23, 2009 1:00 AM

March 23, 2009

1:45 p.m.

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - Alachua County's CHOICES Health Service has joined organizations across the Country to recognize that this week (March 22-28, 2009) is "Cover the Uninsured Week".

Today, forty-six million Americans are uninsured.  The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 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 to amplify the voices of Americans who live without access to needed health care services. The initiative also promotes national, state and local initiatives that endeavor to expand access to health care. 

CHOICES Health Services remains dedicated to providing affordable quality healthcare to Alachua County's working uninsured. CHOICES also supports the University of Florida Equal Access Clinic and Helping Hands in their efforts to expand access to County residents.

For more information about Cover the Uninsured, click here.

For more information about CHOICES, click here, or call 352-264-6772.



  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

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).