Milwaukee, Wis., April 17 — Milwaukee area leading health systems and social service organizations are joining forces during Cover the Uninsured Week (CTUW) April 20 – 27 to further raise awareness of the plight of the uninsured in southeastern Wisconsin. A number of events being held to address the uninsured issue will be open to the public.
In Wisconsin, there are an estimated 85,000 children and 530,000 adults without health insurance, according to CUTW research
CTUW is an annual national event funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to raise awareness of those without health insurance.
Participating organizations for the 2007 CTUW events include Columbia St. Mary’s Hospitals and Clinics, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, Aurora Health Care, ProHealth Care, Milwaukee Health Care Partnership, Wisconsin Hospital Association, the Hunger Task Force, Alliance for the Mentally Ill, Madre Angela Dental Clinic, IMPACT, and the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. Ascension Health, the national sponsor of Columbia St. Mary’s, is providing local funding support. Ascension Health is the nation’s largest Catholic and nonprofit health system.
Cover The Uninsured Week events include:
FRIDAY, APRIL 20
“WTMJ-TV/Channel 4 Phone Bank”
Representatives of the participating organizations will staff a phone bank sponsored by WTMJ-TV/Channel 4 during Channel 4s early evening news time between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. Viewers can call in with questions about health insurance and access to care issues.
TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2007
“Creating the Health Care System We Never Built”
Keynote Speaker: Jack Glaser, SVD, MA, Senior Vice President of the Theology and Ethics Department and Center Director for the Center for Healthcare Reform for St. Joseph Health System in Orange, Calif.
Italian Conference Center
Grand Ballroom East
631 E. Chicago St., Milwaukee
Hors d’oeuvres and coffee
THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007
“Milwaukee’s Community Health Centers: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow”
This reception and subsequent panel discussion are designed to:
Milwaukee County War Memorial
750 N. Lincoln Memorial Dr.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (a brief program will start at 5:30 p.m.)
Hors d’oeuvres & Cash Bar
Registration: RSVP to Stacie Sjogren @ firstname.lastname@example.org
FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2007
5th Annual Interfaith Prayer Breakfast--The Health Ministry at Cross Lutheran Church
Featured Speaker: Reverend Joseph Ellwanger, former pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Birmingham, Ala. Religious and community leaders have been invited to hear representatives from Cross Lutheran Church’s health clinic share information and stories about the clinic and those who are served by it.
Cardinal Stritch University
Sr. Camille Kliebhan Conference Center
6801 N. Yates Rd.
For more information about Cover the Uninsured Week, visit http://covertheuninsured.org/.