Health Access America

The Health Access America initiative struck success in efforts to link uninsured individuals with available public and private health coverage options. We’ve worked in ten target markets chosen for their socioeconomic diversity-Baton Rouge, LA; Cleveland, OH; Columbia, SC; Corpus Christi, TX; Las Cruces, NM; Las Vegas, NV; Nashville, TN; Raleigh, NC; Saginaw, MI and the entire state of Delaware. We conducted 1,300 health coverage events attracting 56,122 attendees and enrolled 17,569 individuals.

Bringing a New Approach to the Health Coverage Challenge

The alarmingly high number of uninsured Americans now stands as the primary healthcare issue facing our nation today. The high number of Americans living without health insurance not only affects national productivity, but also the health of our society and our healthcare infrastructure and the cost of healthcare for everyone.

The Partnership

Health Access America is a broad-based partnership of national and local partners that educates and informs the uninsured, the media, and the public at large about affordable healthcare options. Health Access America partners, representing consumers, patient advocacy groups, healthcare providers, employers, and others with interest in the uninsured crisis, and they bring together their respective grassroots and communications resources to achieve this shared objective. Health Access America develops and distributes free information, materials and tools to help people find coverage and also sponsors local and national events to educate partners, consumers and other stakeholders about the issue of the uninsured.

Utilizing the combined resources of campaign members and the HLC-managed infrastructure, Health Access America will increase public awareness about the value of insurance and opportunities for coverage through:

- Grassroots Outreach
- Advocacy and Education
- Earned Media
- Research and Polling