Cover the Uninsured Week

Start Date
Mon, 11/27/2017
End Date
Mon, 12/04/2017
College of Medicine
Central Campus
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Campus Faculty
Campus Staff
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Clerkship Faculty
General Public
Event Host
FSU College of Medicine, Medical Student Council and Registered Student Organizations

Cover the Uninsured Week is a national initiative to raise awareness about Americans who do not have health insurance.


Join us Nov. 27 through Dec. 4 for an eye-opening week of events at the Florida State University College of Medicine that examine what it means to lack sufficient health coverage. Who are the uninsured? What are the obstacles that Floridians in particular face? Can we do anything about it?

Students, faculty and speakers from abroad delve into these topics and address the status quo using a framework that includes aspects of education, potential pathways to improvement, and actions that we can all take in the meantime. Above all, CTUW seeks to put a human element on the statistics.

Join us for a wholesome week of invigorating discussion regarding a quandary that impacts every community, big or small.

Lunch/Reception will be provided at all events.

Kick-off Event
Monday, Nov. 27 | 12-1 p.m. | Atrium
We will promote the events during the week and present information about people in the U.S. who have inadequate insurance, or do not have insurance at all.

The Face of the Uninsured
Monday, Nov. 27 | 5-7 p.m. | Auditorium
Witness testimonies from those who are uninsured and get the chance to speak directly with a panel of people who are directly affected or involved in providing care to uninsured Americans.

Florida's Uninsured
Dr. George Rust & Dr. Jeff Harman
Tuesday, Nov. 28 | 12-1 p.m. | Room 1306
An informational session on Florida-specific topics of the uninsured. There will be interactive aspects during this lunch session, in addition to a discussion.

Barriers of the Underrepresented in Healthcare
Dr. Appelbaum & Dr. Nair-Collins
Wednesday, Nov. 29 | 12-1 p.m. | Room 1200

An educational session focusing on different populations that are underrepresented in the distribution of healthcare. Faculty will provide both a historical, political and clinical point of view.

Exploring Direct Primary Care
Thursday, Nov. 30 | 12-1 p.m. | Room 1200

Patient. Doctor. Monthly fee. Can medicine be that simple? Join us for an introduction to direct primary care and its potential to reach underserved populations.

Week in Review
Friday, Dec. 1 | 12-1 p.m. | Room 1200
An in-depth discussion to review the information presented throughout the week. There will be a raffle for those who attended the events during the week. Prizes will be awarded.

Dine and Debate
Monday, Dec. 4 | 4-6 p.m. | Auditorium
A debate-style presentation expressing ideas from two point of views about healthcare.

Contact Name
Myers, Karen
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