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It's Up To You

What's next in the national discussion about our health care? This is your chance to be part of an important debate. Use the resources of this web site to learn about our health care system.

What happens next, depends on you.

Self-Initiated Community Meetings

The Working Group is unable to reach every state, and every community in the nation, and has encouraged independent groups to hold additional meetings as well.

For completed meeting results, see our Results page.

Supporting materials were posted online to enable citizen-initiated meetings.

Meetings were held by independent organizations in:

Birmingham, AL Galveston, TX
Boca Raton, FL Mississippi (multiple communities)
Cleveland, OH Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Columbus, IN Seattle, WA
Crossville, TN Thousand Oaks, CA
Daytona Beach, FL Washington, DC
Deltona, FL  


Columbus, Indiana: Healthy Communities

This community meeting is being hosted independently by Healthy Communities to discuss the Interim Recommendations. You may register online for this meeting, or for more information on this meeting, see the CHP web site at

August 29, 2006, The Commons at 3rd and Washington, Columbus, Indiana

Sponsor: Healthy Communities (Columbus Regional Hospital, Community Health Partnerships)

Cleveland, Ohio: Health Care Town Hall Meeting

This community meeting was hosted independently to discuss the Interim Recommendations. View flier for more details.

August 24, 2006, Trinity Cathedral, Cleveland, Ohio

Sponsors: The Northeast Ohio Voice for Health Care; Jobs with Justice; Trinity Cathedral; and
United Steel Workers

Birmingham, Alabama

June 22, 2006, University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Public Health, Birmingham, AL

Sponsors: Progressive Democrats of America/Democracy For America (PDA/DFA), and United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), Local 1657.

City of Thousand Oaks, California

May 18, 2006, Conejo Recreation and Park District, Thousand Oaks, CA

Sponsors: City of Thousand Oaks, Conejo Recreation and Park District

Boca Raton, Florida

May 11, 2006, Mae Volen Senior Center, Boca Raton FL

Sponsors: Area Agency on Aging of Palm Beach/Treasure Coast Inc. and the Mae Volen Senior Center

Deltona, Florida

May 6, 2006, El Centro de Actividades de
Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church, Deltona, FL (Spanish-language meeting)

Sponsors: Florida CHAIN - Community Health Action Information Network, and the MS-keteers Multiple Sclerosis Support Group

Galveston, Texas

May 1 - 3, 2006, Multiple sites

Sponsor: Center to Eliminate Health Disparities, University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB)

Seattle, Washington

April 29, 2006, Seattle, Washington, Doubletree Inn. See Results page for reports and data in PDF format.

Sponsor: Association of Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nursing (AAPPN)

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

April 11, 2006, Palm Beach, Florida, Doubletree Hotel

Sponsor: Human Resources Association of Palm Beach County

Mississippi - Multiple Locations

March - April, 2006: Starkville, Verona, Wesson, Hattiesburg, Clarksdale, Greenville, and Newton, Mississippi. See Results page for reports and data in PDF format.

August 22-24, 2006: Meetings to discuss the Working Group's Interim Recommendations: Jackson, Hattiesburg, and Greenville. See report page for data on these meetings.

Sponsor: Mississippi State University Extension Service.

Daytona Beach, Florida

March 26, 2006, Bethune-Cookman College
Wildcat Retreat Room
640 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Sponsor: Bethune-Cookman College

Crossville, Tennessee: The Learning Community

From January to March 2006: 6 Health Care focus groups - various locations. A total of 59 citizens participated.

Sponsors: The Learning Community, Crossville, TN.

Washington, D.C.: Ascension Health

December 5, 2005, Washington, D.C.

Sponsors: Ascension Health