The goals of the project are to:
- Identify the numbers and types of remaining uninsured in San Diego, Riverside, and Imperial Counties and produce a fact sheet/profile;
- Build relationships and work with employer groups, the business community, payers, community health centers and other community partners in order to develop strategies that could assist the remaining uninsured in accessing health care coverage; and
- Develop a report detailing suggest strategies for providing coverage to the remaining uninsured.
The proposed scope of work under this project includes three components:
- Development of a data report: CCC is working with community health centers to produce a data fact sheet/profile documenting the number and characteristics of remaining uninsured in the three counties, such as their geographic locations, demographics and any other relevant information that will contribute to a greater understanding of this population. CCC contracted with the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and UC Berkeley Labor Center to provide a thorough data collection process to identify and accurately profile the target population. CCC is collecting additional information such as demographics, geographic location within the target area, economic data and reasons for the remaining uninsured. The data will be shared with community partners in each of the three counties.
- Engagement of the healthcare community: CCC is actively engaging community groups and community health center leadership to assist in the development of strategies that could potentially provide the remaining uninsured with health care coverage. Groups may include the Chamber of Commerce, business associations/employer groups (i.e., restaurant associations, farmworkers groups), payer sources, community health centers and other community partners. CCC will be convening a series of community stakeholder meetings in each County to release the data and to collect and discuss potential coverage strategies. In addition to community meetings, CCC is conducting interviews with community stakeholders to solicit ideas regarding potential coverage options for the remaining uninsured in each region.
- Development of a strategy report: CCC will be producing a report documenting the recommended strategies for implementation to cover the remaining uninsured. The report will summarize the views and suggestions from community meetings and stakeholder interviews as well as information from the data report on the remaining uninsured. The report will be used to help inform policy for the future, as well as to assist foundations in the development of priority areas for funding. The report will also be used by community partners and stakeholders to guide future activities related to access to care for the uninsured. The report will be a culmination of the data, research and conversations conducted over the course of the grant period. CCC will disseminate the report to the funder as well as community partners, stakeholders and member community health centers in each region that participate in community meetings and contribute to the development of the strategies and ideas related to the target population.
The Remaining Uninsured Project is a planning effort funded by The California Wellness Foundation.