Insure the Uninsured Project
Insure the Uninsured Project (ITUP) is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization, founded in 1996, whose office is located in Sacramento, California. ITUP’s mission is to advance creative and workable policy solutions that expand health care access and improve the health of Californians. ITUP conducts policy-focused research and broad-based stakeholder convenings on health topics, acting as an honest broker among diverse health care leaders in the state. To assist with implementation of health reform in California, ITUP hosts an annual statewide conference in Sacramento and facilitates regional and statewide workgroups on topics affecting health and health care in the state. The work of ITUP is more important than ever as the shifting federal health reform landscape poses new and potentially daunting challenges to California’s progress reducing the uninsured and improving the health delivery system.
ITUP recently opened its downtown Sacramento office close to the State Capitol and the epicenter of California health care policy. The Sacramento office will be ITUP’s base of operations going forward with a staff size of 7-9 depending on the number of student interns at any point in time. ITUP is led by a distinguished eight-member Board of Directors and has an annual operating budget of approximately $1 million. ITUP is funded by The California Wellness Foundation, The California Endowment, Blue Shield of California Foundation, California Community Foundation, L.A. Care Health Plan, the California Health Care Foundation, and Kaiser Permanente.