why we exist
If voting is a sign of a healthy democracy,
we are in need of serious interventions.
In the 2016 U.S. presidential election, only 55.7% of the voting age population cast ballots, putting the United States among the lowest of OECD countries.
Through the efforts of VoteHealth 2020 and myriad other organizations, we grew that number in 2020 to 66.8% - the highest percentage achieved in decades.
Amid unparalleled threats to voting across the country, however, we know our work is only just beginning.
Doctors Vote less
Historically, doctors tend to vote less often than the general population.
The same is true for low-income populations and other marginalized communities. Poverty, systemic racism and economic disparities adversely impact the ability of the average American to vote. So, too, does ease of voting access and voter registration.
Mobilizing yields powerful outcomes.
Yet we know that mobilizing health professionals and health care institutions around civic engagement yields powerful outcomes. The Civic Health Alliance works to build on - and accelerate - that progress, using the tools of convening, curating, and collaborating as powerful forces for change.