WV Cover the Uninsured Week
Due to the conflict of the
Primary election and the National Cover the Uninsured Week
campaign, Governor Wise proposed the state having it's own
"Cover the Uninsured Week" in June. This statewide event
could be coordinated with the state's birthday (June 20) and
Health Care National Day of Action: Bridging the Gap
Members of the CUW planning committee decided to pursue the
Governor's suggestion, canceling all state events planned
for May 10-16, in favor of coordinating events in June.
Local events will go on as planned.
We will be including information on ‘WV Cover the Uninsured Week’,
as it becomes available, on our website at:
WVHKFC Full Coalition Meeting– May 19th
There will be a meeting of the WV Healthy Kids
and Families Coalition on May 19 from 1:00-3:00 at the John
XXIII Pastoral Center in Charleston.
The agenda for this meeting will include a discussion on
Legislative updates and health issues, WV Cover the
Uninsured Week, policy and process recommendations from the
Simplification and Coordination report, and CHIP and
All who are interested are encouraged to attend. For more
Every Child Matters Comes to WV
Every Child Matters, a
national voter education project on children’s issues, which
was very active in the Iowa and New Hampshire primaries, has
come to WV. Every Child Matters Communications Director, Tom
LaPointe, will be working full-time to make children a
campaign issue in the presidential, gubernatorial, and state
Every Child Matters-WV has conducted a gubernatorial survey which
can be viewed on their website at
www.everychildmatters.org Future activities will include
public opinion polls on children’s issues, local meetings
and forums, voter registration efforts, and the distribution
of the ‘I vote for kids’ bumper stickers.
Every Child Matters will bring substantial resources from national
funders to support the project, but they still need to raise
money locally from individuals and organizations to make the
campaign a success. For more information or to get involved,
Every Child Matters in West Virginia
2003 Quarrier Street, East
Charleston, WV 25311
Or contact Anne Durham at 304-523-6162,
Cabin Creek ‘Reach Out and Read’ Program Needs
Cabin Creek Health Center
still needs volunteers for the Reach Out and Read Program.
The center has books for you to use; however, please feel
free to bring your own books to share with the children.
Volunteers are needed every Monday from 2:00pm to 4:00pm and every
Friday from 10:00am to 12:00pm, or they can work around your
schedule if you need a different time. For more information
contact Heather White at (304) 595-5006 Ext. 229 (You must
hit option 8 before entering the extension) or by e-mail at
Every Child Matters-WV Needs a Van
Do you know of any
organization, car dealership, or individual that has a van
that they can do without until November 2004?
The Every Child Matters in West Virginia Campaign is looking
for a dependable van that can be driven around the state of
WV to events... for several purposes. First, to draw
attention to the needs of children. Second, to encourage
voter registration. Third, to publicize the results of a
survey of WV gubernatorial candidates opinions related to
children's issues and the results of a WV public opinion
survey on children's issues. The van would only be needed
until November. Every Child Matters in West Virginia
Campaign would be interested in a donated for the duration
van, a rent option, and even possibly a purchase option.
Please contact Tom LaPointe at:
Community Voices Continues!
Although no longer receiving
support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, WV Community
Voices continues! Core members incorporated the organization
in December as a not-for-profit. The organization will
continue work on WV health policy issues of the uninsured
and underserved. Incorporators include Nancy Tolliver, Paul
Gilmer, Renate Pore, Michele Baranaskas, and Julie Pratt.
They may be reached at WV Community Voices, Inc., 2003
Quarrier Street East, Charleston, WV 25311, 304-345-6349.
Keep your eyes and ears open to Community Voices...more to
WV Healthy Kids and Families Coalition
Next WVHK&FC Meetings:
Community Partner/ Outreach 10:00-12:00
John XXIII Pastoral Center
Hodges Rd, Charleston, WV 25314
Steering Committee Meeting 10:00-12:00
2003 Quarrier St, Charleston, WV 25311
Virginia Healthy Kids and Families Coalition
Quarrier St., East
345-6349 (304) 345-6620-fax