Coordinating a diverse coalition of over 100 local and statewide organizations and organizing over a dozen high-profile events in one week may be a challenge for some coalition organizers. However, for us, it seemed like a walk in Capitol Park.
For several years we hosted a national campaign funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the California Endowment aimed at sensitizing the public and opinion leaders to the growing number of uninsured in our country.
“These events were designed to focus attention on a very serious challenge facing our healthcare and civic leaders here in Sacramento” said Dr. Amerish Bera, Chief Medical Director for the County of Sacramento. “[Cory’s effort] has successfully highlighted the plight of the uninsured here in our community and are responsible for engaging a discussion about solutions. I am proud to have played a role in this year’s Cover The Uninsured Week.”
Sacramento’s events brought together Sacramento area physicians, nurses, small business owners, labor leaders, insurance executives, hospital administrators, health care advocates, elected officials and uninsured families to focus on the most serious health care problem facing our region.