About Florida CHAIN

Mission

Florida CHAIN is a statewide consumer health advocacy organization dedicated to improving the health of all Floridians by promoting access to affordable, quality health care. We fulfill the critical role of building the capacities for and linking consumer, community and service organizations with health care advocacy. We provide policy education, collaborative networking, training, and communications and organizing tools to the public, allied partners, media and policy makers.

Florida CHAIN was launched in 1999 to build common purpose and action among diverse groups on issues of health care access.  Our priorities include promoting access to health care for those who are uninsured, underinsured, and supported by government programs.

Vision

  • People will have unrestricted access to health care.
  • People will actively shape their world through civic participation
  • Health programs will be designed around people with their participation
  • Health care systems will be accountable

 What We Do

We investigate and report on the official information YOU NEED TO KNOW about government healthcare programs, insurance coverage, and health related issues and activities around Florida and the nation.

We communicate about up to date and relevant healthcare issues through statewide networks of health organizations.

We support and initiate actions for organizing and advocacy on behalf of vulnerable populations.

We build community leadership through the empowerment of those most affected by the healthcare system

We conduct community forums to debate and inform about current health care topics

We rally business and government leaders around public and private investment policies to ensure that all Floridians have adequate insurance and access to healthcare.

We provide training and professional support to others seeking to affect healthcare policy.