There are more than 18,000 uninsured children in Duval County. Many of these children qualify for low-cost health insurance through the Florida KidCare program, but they’re not enrolled because their parents simply don’t know about it.
In July 2014, the National League of Cities selected Jacksonville as one of eight cities across the US to receive a grant to address this problem.
The Jacksonville Children’s Commission and City of Jacksonville are leading the charge to implement the “Cover Jacksonville” campaign to bridge the gap for the uninsured.
We speak with Cheryl Townsend, Project Director for Cover Jacksonville.