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Civic Health Month



Health is always on the ballot.

August is Civic Health Month—a time to showcase the link between voting and health and celebrate efforts that ensure each and every voter has the opportunity to support their community’s health at the ballot box.

Every August, over 300 organizations nationwide, including the American Medical Association, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the National Medical Association, join together to celebrate, learn, and take action to improve the civic health of their communities.
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The reality is that 80% of health outcomes are determined by non-clinical factors, like access to food and affordable housing.

Healthcare institutions have a unique role to play in contributing to civic health as frequent, and often trusted, touchpoints for community members.Empowering community members to register to vote and participate in elections is a critical action healthcare institutions and providers can take to create a healthier democracy.
Civic Health Conference Right Justified
Free Virtual Event

Friday, August 25, 2023
12-4:15pm Eastern
Join us as we unite to make a lasting impact, addressing pressing health disparities through the power of civic engagement. Together, we can shape a brighter, healthier, and more inclusive future for all.

Get inspired by Dr. Bayo Curry-Winchell, our dynamic keynote speaker, as she shares insights on using civic engagement to address health disparities. Join a thought-provoking panel discussion with partners leading the way in advancing health equity, focusing on reproductive health and gender-affirming care. Participate in an immersive training session to gain skills for driving change at grassroots and grasstops levels. Learn from Vot-ER experts on engaging colleagues for civic engagement in healthcare institutions.

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Be a part of this year’s student-led voter registration competition that’s all about empowering students, boosting civic engagement, and expanding voter access. The competition begins August 1 as part of Civic Health Month and runs through October 13.
Over 300 hospitals, healthcare associations, and civic engagement organizations unite to celebrate Civic Health Month in August.
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