This session was hosted on Tuesday, August 27, 2020, and was the seventh webinar in ACU’s Policy & Practice Series.
The medically underserved are among the least likely to vote or respond to the Census. With both national election and the decennial census taking place in 2020, clinicians have a unique opportunity to promote civic participation by their patients. This is especially true in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Studies show that a prime motivator for nonvoters is education and encouragement by trusted contacts and among the most trusted are health care providers. This webinar will outline ways that clinicians and their organizations can be catalysts for a dramatic increase in voter participation through legal, permissible, nonpartisan civic engagement activities: voter education, get-out-the-vote (GOTV), and census participation.
- Marc Wetherhorn, MBA, Principal, Marc Wetherhorn Consulting