Healthy Democracy Florida [TEMPLATE]

Healthy Democracy Florida

Mobilizing the health care community in Florida to register patients to vote.

Vote Health Florida

Vote Health Florida is a state based mobilization aimed at leveraging healthcare providers, hospitals, medical schools, and clinics through out the state of Florida to help register their patients to vote.

Our Theory of Change

Millions of potential voting-age Floridians are not registered to vote. This group is disproportionately made up of the young, the poor, and people of color, the very same groups that are most hurt by our broken healthcare system. Each year, there are 20 million visits to ERs, clinics, and health centers across Florida. Helping these patients vote in health care settings is the key to inviting this hard to reach population into the democratic process.

Health Care Provider Mobilization in Florida

Vot-ER has mobilized over [700] health care providers who have Healthy Democracy Kits and use them on a regular basis to help their patients check their voter registration, register to vote, or get a mail in ballot to vote from home. These Vot-ER members are physicians, medical students, nurses, and social workers who each and every shift in the hospital – see the health inequities that stem from a democratic process where millions of voting-age eligible adults aren’t registered to vote and don’t have a seat at the table.

Hospital and Clinic Sites

Throughout Florida, we partner with over 25 different health systems, hospitals, and clinics that provide direct clinical care to patients in the state. We aim to grow this list to 200 partners in the lead up to the 2022 election cycle.

 

Nona Pediatric Center
Pediatric Wellness Center
Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital
Langley Health Services
Kids First
Halifax Health Family Medicine Residency
Halifax Health
NASW Florida
USF Health
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
Allergy and Asthma Diagnostic Treatment Center
Island Coast Pediatrics
Lakeshore Dental
Community Health of South Florida, Inc.
Nova Southeastern University College of Allopathic Medicine
 
FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
HCA/University of Central Florida
Halifax Health Family Medicine Residency Program
Mount Sinai Medical Center
Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics
Nova Southeastern University
University of South Florida
USF Morsani College of Medicine
FSU Pre-Medical AMSA
University of Miami
Broward Health Medical Center
AMSA

 

These sites currently register patients using three different Vot-ER programs:

Site Based

Posters and discharge paperwork at hospitals, health centers, and clinics across Florida used to register patients to vote.

Healthy Democracy Kits

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Used by providers to prompt patients in the moment to take an action related to civic engagement. It includes a “Ready to Vote?” lanyard and a voter registration badge.

Digital

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Supports hospitals and community health centers to directly engage patients about voting through SMS and hospital webpages.

Healthy Democracy Campaign 2021

School-Specific Badges Give Us the Ability To Track Engagement in Medical Schools Across Florida!

Each medical school in Florida gets access to free Healthy Democracy Kits and resources like posters, handouts, and flyers that are unique to their own school!

Statewide Scoreboard to Track Results!

We are proud to announce that we have the ability to track the number of voter registrations and mail-in ballot requests that each individual school is able to produce! This will allow us to crown a winner in Florida.