Cover the Uninsured Week

Start Date
Mon, 2/08/2016
End Date
Mon, 2/08/2016
FSU College of Medicine
Central Campus
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 February 8th through the 12th as the Florida State University College of Medicine hosts students, faculty and staff as they participate in a series of events during Cover the Uninsured Week (CTUW). The goal of CTUW is to raise awareness of the burden and hardship millions of Americans face when it comes to attaining health care for themselves and their families. In the United States, over 41 million Americans do not have health insurance and countless more struggle to cover their medical costs. Cover the Uninsured Week will feature afternoon and evening meetings with the purpose of informing medical school students and faculty of the current healthcare situation in the United States and specifically the issues facing the uninsured in our own community.


Kick-Off Event
Monday 2/8 12-1pm, Atrium
Grab some CTUW gear and learn about the week’s upcoming events.

Florida's Uninsured
Tuesday 2/9 12 p.m. - 1 p.m., Classroom 1306
Learn about the issues that are unique to Florida and the challenges that doctors face when treating uninsured Floridians. There will be interactive aspects during this lunch session in addition to discussions.

Reading into the Uninsured
Wednesday 2/10, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Students and faculty will read two journal articles and will have a discussion and ask questions over lunch. This committee will choose two journal articles, read the journal articles, and make small notecards of summaries to have for reference. They will also generate potential discussion questions.

Face of the Uninsured
Wednesday 2/10 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Durrell Peaden 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 with uninsured Americans.

Operating the ObamaCare
Thursday 2/11 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., Classroom 1306
Educational session on navigating the ObamaCare Act and how the to become familiar with the new health insurance policies that patients are dealing through an interactive scavenger hunt. There will also be a guest speaker who can talk more about the Obamacare Act and its effects on patients.

Jeopardy: The Week in Review
Friday 2/12 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., Classroom 1200
Put your knowledge about the uninsured to the test and join us as we review the week, Jeopardy style!

Contact Name
Karen Myers
Contact Email
Contact Phone
Cover the Uninsured Week

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