Healthy Democracy Pennsylvania
Mobilizing the health care community to register patients to vote.
Vote Health Pennsylvania!
Vote Health Pennsylvania is a state based mobilization leveraging healthcare providers, hospitals, medical schools, and clinics through out the state of Pennsylvania to help register their patients to vote.
Our Theory of Change
Millions of potential voting-age Pennsylvanians 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 Pennsylvania. 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 Pennsylvania
Vot-ER has mobilized over 3,610 health care providers in Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania, we partner with over 45 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.
|Jefferson Health- Northeast|
|Lutheran Settlement House|
|Spectrum Health Services, Inc.|
|Einstein Healthcare Network|
|Delaware Valley Community Health, Inc.|
|University of Pittsburgh Medical Center|
|Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia|
|Philadelphia Department of Public Health|
|The 9th Street Free Clinic|
|Family Practice & Counseling Network|
|Welsh Mountain Health Centers|
|Lancaster Health Center|
|ChesPenn Health Services|
|Family Practice & Counseling Network Abbottsford Falls|
|UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Physicians)|
|Crozer Chester Medical Center|
|Squirrel Hill Health Center|
|Innovative Therapy Pittsburgh|
|Children's Hospital of Philadelphia|
|Philadelphia Retina Associates|
|Grand View Health|
|University of Pennsylvania|
|Abington Jefferson Health|
|Thomas Jefferson University Hospital|
|The Wright Center|
|Temple University Hospital|
|Thomas Jefferson University|
|Family First Health|
|UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh|
|St. Christopher's Hospital for Children|
|Crozer Keystone Healthsystem|
|Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Erie Campus|
|Thomas Jefferson University Division of Hospital Medicine|
|Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University|
|Jefferson Hospital Medicine|
|Women’s Behavioral Health|
|Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine|
These sites currently register patients using three different Vot-ER programs:
Posters and discharge paperwork at hospitals, health centers, and clinics across Pennsylvania used to register patients to vote.
Healthy Democracy Kits
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.
Supports hospitals and community health centers to engage patients through SMS.
Healthy Democracy Campaign 2021
School-Specific Badges Give Us the Ability To Track Engagement in Medical Schools Across Pennsylvania!
Each medical school in Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania.