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Democracy and Power: Why Voting Matters for Our Health
September 15, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
What do democracy and power have to do with health and health equity? And what role can public health play in promoting inclusive democratic practices?
Jeanne Ayers, R.N., M.P.H., Executive Director of Healthy Democracy Health People will answer these questions, along with addressing conceptual frameworks and practices aimed at improving the health of people in our democracy and the health of democracy itself.
Healthy Democracy Healthy People (HDHP,) a coalition of major public health and civic engagement groups working to ensure access to the ballot for all eligible voters and will serve as an introduction to the Health & Democracy Index. The Index is designed to provide a shared health equity analysis of voting policies and serve as a tool to strengthen civic and voter participation. Finally, strategies and tools to promote inclusive democratic practices in public health practice will be shared.