Civic engagement through voting is vital to the health of our communities. It allows us to influence policy about resourcing and regulation of our healthcare system, including provisions that impact social determinants of health.
Given the connection between voting and our opportunities for optimal health, the American Medical Women’s Association is partnering with the Civic Health Alliance and Vot-ER to promote voter engagement and provide information to our members and allies.
Physicians have historically not been active voters, participating at a rate lower than that of the general population. It’s time to change that!
Check out the resources below and encourage your colleagues and patients to Register and Make a Plan to Vote!
- National Voter Registration Day Toolkit
- Vot-ER badges. Get a free Vot-ER badge and track your own impact with numeric data on the number of people who have registered to vote as a result of your outreach.
- Customized Materials. Order customized digital materials for your institution / team.
- Talk to patients, friends, colleagues. Try out these conversation starters.
- Questions? Check out these FAQs.
Civic Health Alliance Resources
- Share a Slide. Add a one-page slide to any presentation reminding people to register to vote.
- Share RxVote Prescriptions. Order free RxVote “prescription” pads that make it easy for patients to register, check if they’re registered, or order absentee ballots.
- Change your Email Signature. Add a vote reminder to your email signature that reminds all recipients to check their voter registration status.
- Contact Your Network. Use any of these pre-scripted emails or sample social posts that invite others to join you in efforts to increase civic engagement in healthcare.
- Resources – digital and print media and legal FAQs
Bolder Advocacy Resources
Thank you for your commitment to improving the health of our community.